Okay. I am living at home while in school and working a part time job and babysitting at least once a week to pay for school. On top of that, I am trying to lose weight and be healthy. Right now, I am really struggling to get everything done. My mom seems to think that I have unlimited time and when I am home, I am at her disposal. I only have 2 days off each week in which I have to get all of my homework and papers done and that takes up a lot of my down time.and anytime she sees me, she gives me multiple household jobs to do that she could have had one of my sibling who just sit around do but instead she has me do them. Today she had me do all the dishes that were used today and yesterday nevermind the fact that yesterday, I had to meals that I prepped in the kitchen and I did my dishes then. Plus I didn’t use any dishes at breakfast today. All of the dishes were from my siblings and parents’ meals. It is like that more often than not and it drives me nuts. Nobody else does any chores really. My parents are great but when my dad gets a day off (which rarely happens), I am expected to drop everything and do whatever they have decided we do. I was forced to cancel a babysitting job I had set up for Monday and I didn’t get any of my homework done because of one of those random days off that my dad got and I essentially lost $40 because of that. Today is my other day off and I have been working hard on homework all morning. When I came down for lunch the first time, my brother was in the kitchen and moving in slow motion so I went back up to work some more. When I finally got down there to eat, my mom pretty much demanded I help her work on my brother’s slide show for graduation and when I told her no, she started crying because she was mad. I feel bad for doing it, but I am struggling to get things done and her demands on my time are not helping right now. I am really trying to handle everything gracefully but it isn’t working and I am overwhelmed. I have never been so stressed in my life and things are just getting more stressful as time is going on. I need my siblings to pick up the slack and my parents to ease up a lot.
|April 29, 2015 at 13:41|
I know I am kinda late on the scene but if you still need help… I’ve been here, oh goodness have I been here. Okay, so, you say your parents are pretty cool so I am going to take that as you saying that you have a relationship in which you can speak to them about things. I really think most parents want what is best for their kid and so what I would do is tell them how much duress they are putting you under and set aside a time where you and both of your parents minus your siblings can sit down and come to an agreement about how you will navigate this new situation you’ve all entered into. As an adult doing the same thing (baby sitting, college and part timer) I had to have a similar conversation with my parents only it was (not my) 3 month old puppy related chores added to house chores and there are no siblings living at home.
|September 4, 2015 at 06:33|
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