Ok. Here's me being a martyr: I am a work-at-home mom with 2 toddlers under 4, a husband who works far and comes home Thur thru Sunday, and one 15 year old step daughter who is here e/o weekend. My poor husband works to support us and is a great father, but, I get mad b/c I feel he is oblivious and forgets to often direct his daughter. After taking care of the kids, working, doing laundry for everybody, cooked, cleaned, picked up toys all day long, washed a billion dishes, went grocery shopping, blah, blah, blah..I saw my stepdaughters dishes in the sink I SNAPPED. This happens everytime she's over, I feel like a maid, it doesn't matter how many times we tell her she still does it! My husband wants me to set the rules and I'm tired of feeling like I do it all...well just about. It's my house, but, she's not my kid. I try to teach her but she conveniently forgets..she behaves like a visitor with no accountability. Sometimes I feel like NOT cooking for her, not washing her towels, not buying her goodies and her soymilk that she MUST have, picking her up from school, etc,etc. What is done for me? Thanks I just had to vent.
My husband says I have it so easy b/c I am home and in some ways he's right, but, it's also very hard to do it all alone with no additional help and no money to get help. I get no escape whereas at least my husband does and it's easy to feel unappreciated and misunderstood. Is this a common feeling? I don't like nagging, but, I hate seeing my sink full of dishes from people capable of cleaning after themselves...should I just deal with it and not sweat it? I just don't know.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in General Parenting
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