OK, I know most of the people here don't know me personally so here is a short summary.
I have a daughter 17 years, who suffered a closed head injury when she was 6 months old. She is my world and I will do any and everything for her. Because of her injury she is physically and mentally impaired. (But don't let the cute face fool you, she is something else!!!)
My husband , not her dad, has been more of a father to her, but he is never home because he drives over the road. Both of my parents are deceased, my sister is stationed in Qatar, and my brother who is an Attorney, is very busy. I don't have much support when it comes to my daughter because her dad feels like "your her mother" and I have to work, so what do you want me to do about it? Because he is the one who dropped my daughter and allowed her to go to sleep, you would think he would step up a little more!! I take care of my daughter , work 40+ hrs a week (last week 60), and I go to school, I'm exhausted!!! I'm not saying this to complain just wanted you to get the jist of things.
I am angry because I took time off from school this semester because my daughter was having a lot of procedures done. SHe is having oral surgery to remove her wisdom teeth. She was supposed to have heel cord surgery, but they are trying Botoxin and casting instead. I asked her dad if he could help me by taking her to get her Botoxin injections because I am going in late 4 days within two weeks and I am taking a day off another day within those two weeks. I have used all of my vacation and sick days for other days she was off from school or I didn't have a sitter. He tells me he will see what his job says. Now, I wanted to give him a few choice words and ask him what about my job, but I walked away before I would have lost my job! SO that started the crap of the week!!
Now, after dealing with this, I had to call his sister and tell her I was running behind schedule to drop my daughter off because I forgot to take her bag to work with me. She proceeds to tell me to make sure to get her bag because she has something to do and she wants to make sure my daughter is clean and smelling fresh. I almost lost it!! I always receive compliments about how well kept my daughter is. Teachers at her school praise me on how well I do with my daughter because she is always looking so well kept. His sisters always takes cheap shots at me because she knows I need her. SHe always says why don't you do this or she needs to have this done. I am but one person, why don't you tell your brother to help!!
She keeps her one day a week for around 7 hours because her dad is "too tired". She charges me $40 no matter how long she keeps her. EXP. she kept her Saturday , because I had to go into work and finish some things and she charged me $40, plus $13 because they were going out to eat. I only worked from 3 till 7. Now she says that she is going to start charging me more on my long days when my daughter doesn't have school.
After all of this aggravation today I just burst into tears as I was going to pick up my daughter from school to drop her off. My husband was trying to calm me down because he gets upset when I get upset of course. He said he is going to stay on the road a week longer so he can be here for her oral surgery and help out so I won't have to take off so many days of work. That made my day a lot better.
I hope no one gets the wrong idea, i'm not complaining about my job as a mother, I love it!! I wouldn't trade my Buh Buh for nothing in the world, just sometimes it becomes over whelming!! I know this was long, and if you read to the end, thanks for listening!!
My Buh Buh 4th of July