This thread always makes me realise how lucky I am with my mum and poker.
She accepts it to the point where it's a viable excuse to get out of something, for example, she'll premise any task or job she wants me to do by asking "are you playing poker?" and if I tell her I am she'll get someone else to do it. It's pretty much like if I told her I was studying for exams or something and I've actually lied on numerous occasions and told her I was playing poker when I was just on the internet and wasting time to get out of having to do something lol.
She doesn't ask me if I'm up/down/how much each day and will simply say something like "bad day at the tables?" if I'm clearly frustrated or angry and I might respond with "yeah, I dropped like 10 buyins [probably helps her that I say buy ins and not however many thousands the actual figure was]" to which she might say something like "it all works out in the long run though, right?". This is fairly amazing imo given that she has never played in her life and her knowledge is entirely what I've explained to her.
Of course, pretty much all my friends are ******ed and I've got all the "but how much did you lose?"/"cash out before you lose it all"/"can I give you some money and you double it for me" bull****. My standard response to the "can I give you some money line" is now "if you can come up with about $50k I think I could work out a deal with you", so far no one has taken me up on my offer