Hi, I'm Bonnie, 52 and work part-time as an OR nurse. My 28 y.o. daughter recently moved back home (boyfriend of 5 yrs kicked her out), and I definitely have mixed feelings. I love her, but it's been so frustrating having her here. It actually was my husband's idea (my daughter, his step-daughter). At any rate, much of the time I feel like I have a teenager back in the house, complete with the 'drama queen' attitude. We just had (another) argument about her housekeeping duties (long story, cleaning and cooking are her contribution since she is unemployed/unemployable). She complains we don't appreciate what she does, and that 'it gets messed up as soon as you guys gt home from work'. Can't wait unti the winter quarter starts at the comm. college so she'll be away for some of the time.
Any tips on dealing with this from other moms? As a litle backgroud, we did the 'tough love' when she was 19 due to drugs/alcohol abuse. She's been clean for over 5 years now, the only reason we even considered having her move back home. We've been happy empty-nesters for 9 years, so this has been a big adjustment for us.
Thanks for letting me rant a little, too.
Bonnie in WA