I have been a SAHM for 10 years. I was blessed with staying with my kids for this long, however after my dh lost his job in december, we lost our house and I was forced into my in laws spare bedroom. I appreciate the help but I can no longer take being here. The day my 4 children and I moved in my mother in law quit cooking and cleaning and makes us do it. At first I felt like since we could not pay rent I could help out. I didn't sign up to be a slave. Dh and I got part time jobs finally! We have been looking but this is the first time we got hired. I was so excited, until I realized my dd who is 2 and a half, will be with mil all night while I work. My other children are 10,8 and 6. She I okay with them for about an hour then she gets short tempered and abusive with my children. Usually I am here to "save" my children. I am torn between leaving my babies with her so I can make money to get out of here or staying with my children. Dani has never went to sleep without me here and tucking her in. Mil will spank her if she gets out of bed looking for me.
She actually spanked her daughter when she was only 12 days old for crying! She even brags about how after that her baby never was a brat again. WTF. Are you kidding me?!
I don't know what to do, I have no family to leave my kids with and no money for a sitter.
Any advice would be helpful, I am just miserable and stressed out.
*Edit* everyone keeps suggesting dh work 2 jobs or gets a full time job, we can't! We have both been looking since the day that he lost his job in December. We had interviews but no calls back. Yesterday we both got a part time job, it was what was available. It was all that was available. I would gladly work 2 or 3 jobs if I could find them just to get out of here. There just isn't anyone hiring.
And also your posting about letting her hit my babies, I never let her hit any of my children. Dani is only 2 and a half, I keep an eye on the all the time. If they aren't at school then they are here with me. I don't let her do anything, its not my house as she continues remind me.
Just thought that might clear things up some.