Lori - posted on 12/27/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
We have a blended family with 2 boys at home all the time and 2 girls on the weekend. I'm preggo and need help around the house. My husband tries to help but I feel like he makes excuses not to (sick, tired or overwhelmed). Most of the household gave up on basic hygiene (I stepped in urine AGAIN near the toilet). If I don't remind certain ones to shower, they don't. I have taken electronics away from everyone, but it didn't help. They actually retaliated at one point! When I get mad, they blame my pregnancy hormones and say I'm overreacting! I think it is fair to flip out over stepping in urine or god knows what else is stickjng to the floors! I wash and fols the laundry. I ask them to put it away and they pile it wherever and I end up redoinf clean laundry. I want to live somewhere else until I have the baby and have told my husband. He cleans for a few days then we have the fight all over. I made the chore charts he and my son requested and got nothing. I feel like Im fighting a loosing battle and am hopeless. Like I'm only here to serve their needs and wants (the requests are amazing). I've been abandonded at the time I need help and I don't ask for much, if anything otherwise. Other than leave, I don't know what to do.