I'm not sure: She might blame my ex-gf cuz she actually gave me a collar as a gift, and she(mom) said i looked like somebody's pet NEGRO!(I'm mixed, mom's white) I said that wasn't what it was about and that I liked it and wanted to wear it anyways. I think she's just ignoring what's right in front of her.
If you told her it was your choice and she can't respect that, then it's a shame she can't accept what makes her child happy. The more she'll resist/ignore the idea, the more trouble-minded she'll be about it. Maybe one day she'll learn to accept your choices instead of judging them needlessly.
It's the hair that I love best. It has a tussled quality that best suits his boyish good looks and differentiates, or a least better distinguishes, him visually from Ramona. His head is also a bit more square than I've seen usually. This contrasts nicely with the modest placement of his hands on his lap, the more fine features of his legs. The coat gives an impression of being oversized if only because he isn't wearing a shirt underneath. His bare chest is probably the most sexually intriguing feature, aside from the collar.
Hardly overtly complexed drawing, but restraint and simplicity is always the best compliment I can give.