Update - I went out yesterday for two parties, one with little Scot and one all on my own. I then went shopping for sneakers. I was hoping to give my husband a chance alone with the kids to help him understand what its like to take care of them. Of course, I have them a lot longer than just a few hours, but still to give him an idea. What does he do... has his mom take them... so much for that...lol.
I am a SAHM with three children. I have a 7 year old with Autism (high-functioning), a 5 year old with Autism/non-verbal, and a 4 year old. My 7 and 5 year old are in school.
When my 5 year old is home he is very destructive in the house. To keep things clean, I would have to follow him around the house and ignore all else. It is very hard to keep up with housework and all his needs.
My husband is on me a lot about cleaning. He told me that I am horrible at being a housewife and don't contribute anything to our home. I try my best to keep up with things. He works long hours of shiftwork. I am often alone with the kids.
His words and comments really hurt. Not sure what to do?
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:26 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by anng.atlanta at 8:35 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by mikesmom65270 at 8:35 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Go on a mini vacation for a weekend. Leave your phone at home. He will NOT realize the hell you go through until he goes through it himself.
LINK to appicable joke (It won't all fit in here) there's a funny image that tells the same story, but I can't find it right now.
Answer by Rosehawk at 8:36 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 9:09 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 10:24 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by balagan_imma at 10:26 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 10:33 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by AnonNdrag at 10:40 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
First, your DH is a jerk.
You need to find a way to calm the kids down so they're not destroying everything. Try http://www.nativeremedies.com/child-health.html
Perhaps only let them play in one room the whole day so that the mess is contained. Or, take them outside or somewhere else to play so that the mess doesn't happen at home.
Answer by hellokittykat at 12:04 AM on Apr. 11, 2013