So I have 3 kids, 15, 8 with ADHD, and 4 months old. Been married to second H for 11 months. He's great with my 8 y/o ds, not so great with my 15 y/o dd or OUR 4 month old dd. He works full time, I'm a sahm but retuning to work this month. I do it all around house and take care of baby and my 2 other kids. Mental breakdown on NYE. Didn't work. Talked to him numerous times about helping a little with house and children on his days off. Didn't work. Finally last night I got short with my precious dd and said "we are not doing this right now; you need to go to sleep!" I have never ever gotten short with her and feel bad about it. But guess what? It worked! I woke up this morning and H cooked breakfast and put dishes in dishwasher. Omg, it's a MIRACLE! He's at work so I texted him "I really appreciate you putting the dishes in dishwasher. It helps a lot." he replied "no problem, I'm gonna start helping around there :)" I've heard plenty of I'm gonnas, but today there was actions behind the words. So happy :) what has worked for you in your household?
on Jan. 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM