Originally Posted by Cannibal
I agree about starting outdoors and making your own hammock. Both will demostrate to mom that it is more than yet another passing interest. While you're doing these things, try to find out 'why' she won't let you hang indoors instead of 'if' she will let you. Once you know the 'whys', it's your responsibility to address them. Moms worry about their kids and my bet is that's the problem here. You need to be able to demonstrate there is no reason for her to worry.
Just remember one thing above all, mom is boss. That right there, never really changes...even when you're over 40.
Or like every other evil mom
she hears ya and is just waiting.
Maybe not, but it sure seams to happen enough times...