unfair mom?

Christine - posted on 08/18/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




OK. So my husband, I and three kids 5,6,3 live with my mom. My mom recently has suffered a brain injury. She is 71. My sisters have older children, one has 21, 20 and 15 year old and the other has 14 and 15 year old. My family wants me to be alone with my mom at home on the one day off that my husband that is a medical resident has off. I already had my hands full with not much time for myself before my moms accident. Am I unfair for saying I can't help on the 1 day?


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/18/2014




What Dove said, exactly.

With this added: They may think that, since you currently live in the home already, it would be 'easiest' if you just did it.

Have you gotten together and discussed her elder care? This is a discussion that needs to happen soon.

Dove - posted on 08/18/2014




Why do they want you there that one day? What are THEY doing that they can't be available to help?

Generally speaking... no, it's not unfair for you to need that day to relax and spend quality time w/ your husband. It would depend on what their schedules are dictating though.

Is there any way Hospice or another similar organization can help you out on occasion? I would think a home health nurse would be a very valuable asset to your family at this time.

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