Krista - posted on 02/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Ok, I am new to this so please excuse me if it takes a while to respond. But I am a single mother of a 18 month old boy. I have no communication with the father. I live at home with my parents and I go to school full time. I got pregnant when I was 19 and had my kiddo when I was 20. Since I have had him I have spent 1 night away from him because i was super sick. He slept down the hall with my parents. My brother lives in his own house with his wife and has 2 kids. My parents have always offered to watch their kids and their kids are staying the night about twice a month. While the my brothers kids are over here at my parents house, my brother and his wife are out having fun and getting a break. I have tried to talk to my parents about this and they say that I have no need to have a break. That my son here with his grandparents, they never get a break from him. I am not financially ready to move out yet. 24/7 I have had my child his whole life, with the exception of days that I have class, which is usually a total of 9 hours a week. If I go somewhere I take him with me. My mother constantly complains if I need to go to the college to study, because then she has to watch him. I am fed up with them acting like this. My brother and his wife get a break almost every weekend!!!! All I want is a break once in a while. I don't think this is alot to ask for. I have brought this up to my mother and all she says is that I get a break when I am at school. No, I do not find this a break. I find a break being going out with some friends for a couple hours and just having fun. I am 21 now and I just feel that this is unfair. But they don't see it. So what do yall think??