My sentiments exactly.....
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|Wed, 06-18-2003 - 10:48pm|
My mother has graciously decided to offer 2 days a week of babysitting. Okay, that's 2 days for grandma, 1 day with mommy and 4 days with me - UGH, still alot!
The 4 YO is starting preschool in the fall on MWF mornings. She will attend day care in the afternoons (grandma can afford to help $-wise a little). Tuesdays, my sister has off. Thursdays, I can babysit. One weekend day, I will babysit, and the other grandma will babysit. HOWEVER, I need to be on permanent reserve in case the 4 YO gets sick as my sister can't (or won't) call into work if her daughter is sick.
WHAT BURNS ME MOST:
1. My husband broke his leg about 6 years ago. Obviously, he was out of work and there was no income, except for my per-diem work. I asked my mom for help financially. Her answer was "No. You need to be prepared for things like this." We ended up having to go to the food bank for 3 weeks until I could get a full-time job. My husband had to take care of our two young children while he was in a cast and I was working to support the family.
2. I'm 35 now. When I was 32, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was in severe pain, my hands weree deformed and I was practically bedridden. At that time, my mother said to me "Look, I'm not raising your kids. You're just gonna have to learn to deal with it".
I GUESS YOU CAN ALL SEE WHY I WOULD BE UPSET, RIGHT? AFTER ALL, WHY IS IT MY MOTHER IS ALL WISHY-WASHY WHEN IT COMES TO MY SISTER, BUT WITH ME, SHE'S TOUGH?????