Friday, June 22, 2012
I know most of us have them and I know we've all had our issues with them. I just need to blow off a little and relieve some stress, so you my dear friends get the benefit of a 33 yo who is acting 12.
We try to help our children and grandchildren in any way we can, but sometimes you just have to say enough. I believe I have come to that point.
I can't take coming home at night and finding a sink full of dishes. I don't claim to be the neatest housekeeper in the world, in fact I detest housework, but I don't have a dirty house either and coming home every single night to dirty dishes, when I have washed everything the night before and for that matter the morning before I leave is just more than I can stand. Then when I ask for them to get done I get looked at like I'm nuts or worse ignored.
In case you can't tell things are not going well with DD and the GKs being at the house and sadly it is DD not the kids that I'm having issues with.
Fortunately I will have a week of peace to try and compose myself enough to stand the confrontation I know will happen when they return. Or maybe not, I wasn't very pleasant in a note that I left this morning and she didn't bother to do most of the things I had left on it or to even let us know that they were leaving.
All I can say now is I know that I have tried in every way I can to help her and I have to let it go at that.
I'm in a bit of a quandary though, she left all of her dogs here and I told her that if she wanted me to take care of them while they were gone that she HAD to come and TALK to me and ask me. That didn't happen. I can't just let them stay out there and starve and she knows it, but I have to do something to make my point. Any suggestions?
OK, I've blown off some steam and hopefully that will help me to let this issue go. I love that I can come here and just say what I need and know that I won't be blasted or judged.