Lynn - posted on 02/11/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
We live with my in laws. They respect our wishes but... when our 2 year old cries in her room and resist sleeping, I can hear negative mumbling from my in laws room. About an hour into our 2 yr old crying, as we stand by our toddlers room, my mother in law will come out of her own room with the excuse, she's just getting a glass of water. Although she doesn't interfere with our method, we tell her not to go in Jenny's room just to make sure she doesn't complicate things by giving in. My father in law leaves for work at 5 am. My mother in law waits until everyone leaves for work before leaving her room. That leaves my mother in law and myself all day with my two babies, one 2 year old toddler and her 3 month old baby brother. Until our house is finished being built, my in laws gave us full reign of their home. I feel grateful and resentful at the same time. What was once a healthy relationship has become a strained one. My 2 year old is in her own room. Baby Jake sleeps in our room. Only Jenny our 2 year old sleeps by herself. When she resist sleeping by screaming and crying, I believe my mother in law wants to interfere with our methods of letting Jenny cry herself to sleep while we stay outside Jenny's door. We tell her not to go in there and recently she told me off for that. Between my babies, my husband and my mother in law I'm at my wits end.