My mother likes to make me feel guilty. Quite often frankly. It's driving me nuts. I don't know how to deal with the overwhelming feeling she gives me.
Lemme explain. I live with her and my dad and my son. I understand it's not her responsibility to watch and/or raise my son. But apparently that also means I can't have any kind of life outside of my son. I cannot revolve my whole life around him. I'd lose me. I ask her to watch him on Sunday afternoons so I can go out for a bit. I work all week. I went to school two nights a week. The rest I spent with my son. Sunday afternoons were my me time.
Well, she doesn't like that. I am not spending enough time with my child apparently. All because i want a Sunday. Mind you, I go out around 12 (naptime) and come back around 6.30 so I have time before my son's 7.30 bedtime with him. It's not good enough. I am going nuts. I hate the guilt trip. I know I am his only parent. But I cannot be with him all the time. It's not good for either of us to be around only each other 24/7.
Am I wrong to not want to be sucked into the guilt trip? Is it wrong to tell my mom to stop? I hardly go out as is. I am normally home. If I am not working, I am home. I just like my Sunday afternoons. Is that being a bad mom?