I'm not sure how many of you, if any, this will apply to, but I thought I'd reach out anyway.
Long story short, my husband and I are sharing an apartment with my little girl's dad (and have been for several months). I should preface my whining with the fact that it's actually not terrible, and I'm surprised by how well everyone is getting along -- especially husband and ex; they are practically best friends! Little one loves that everyone is together, too.
So now it just sounds like I'm complaining for no reason, LOL. But really, it's just time that everyone has their own space. My ex's lack of cleanliness is a big problem, and husband does not want to "go there" with him (understandably so). The apartment is two bedrooms, so for now, wee one's bed is in her dad's bedroom. She is turning five next month and very much showing signs of needing her own room, but she is patient and sweet as can be most of the time.
My husband and I have the smaller bedroom, and it is just terribly cramped. With a baby on the way, we are trying to sort through our stuff and sell/donate the vast majority of it, but doing it in this confined little closet of a room is next to impossible, and we for whatever reason feel guilty about spreading the mess into the living room. In fact, we feel kind of awkward ever being in the living room or kitchen, and I'm not positive why.
The good news is that we're set to be in our own place within a couple of months, but every day seems like a mess of everyone's school and work schedules on top of trying to keep my little girl feeling secure. Again, I know that I am blessed to have had this option when all of us were in bad financial positions, and I am extremely happy that everyone gets along -- I get SO many "that's weird!" comments, but oh well. I'm just ready for some separation.
Anyone else feeling a little nutty about their home environment?