Kerry - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My boyfriend goes to work most of the time working overtime as well. My dad lives with us, the house is full. I feel like he is around 24/7, I get no time for my self. I do the cooking cleaning, and no one pitches in. The thing is, my dad has a disability it's like I am taking care of him. I have 4 kids ages 10 months, 3 years, 5 years and 6 years. But it's like I have 5 kids with my dad because when I make meals for my kids, I have to make his meal because he doesn't know how, just makes all my tasks even longer to do. I was fine when he first moved in with me, but now I am just overwhelmed when I am the only one cooking every single day, I feel like a lot is being taken out of me because I just do so much taking care of the kids, cleaning, and I feel like no one notices. My dad just watches t.v, I get annoyed when that is the only thing he does. I pay my cable bill but I never get to watch it, so why do I pay for cable then. When I have the chance to take time for my self. He just dominates the t.v still. I feel like I can't get any privacy at all. I would like to go out but I can't trust anyone with my kids. I needed get this out some how so I am using circle of moms, I don't think anyone can really help me or give some advice on this one because it's kind of personal, I am glad I have circle of moms to express how it is being a mom. My 10 month old demands a lot of attention, it is especially awkward when I am breastfeeding. I can't just breastfeed around him, I have to go to my bedroom everytime he gets hungry, I would like to just sit in my living room and watch a program and breastfeed but it just bothers me that my dad has to be there all the time. We are moving in to a bigger house soon, and he will have his own living room, Right now though I want to shoo him away for a while so I can get what I need. I was wondering if anyone else out there is having the same problem where they just can't find time for them selves, or needs to get there feelings out about the same situation I'm in? Somebody talk to me please.