Let's admit it...there's something about women and their sons. I hate how over-valued the males are in this world, and the women tend to be held in much less esteem. You seriously see that in Italian families; my nail techs have educated me that it is that way in Viet Nam, too. So much more is expected of the females. But boys usually have different ways of dealing with their mothers than daughters do, too. Daughters are more competitive with their mothers; sons tend to flatter and have crushes on their mothers. I've seen it in my own son and, of course, I love it! But that's also the only child I have. But I push him to be fiercely independent.
And Ashley and that car....her mother co-signed for it and I guarantee you she'd going to end up getting stuck for it, especially if "Ms. Unrealistic" goes to California.