I just needed a place to vent & get this out since I don't feel like I can do it at home. My MIL came to visit for Christmas last Friday. I agreed to pick her up from the airport that afternoon since DH had to work. Originally the plan was for her to stay with us until yesterday, I would take her to my BIL's house & then they would host her and get her back to the airport today. DH took Monday off, so it was going to be fine. BUt things change.
My MIL ended up getting the flu with possible respiratory infection. This all started on Monday evening. DH spent half the day working from home, which left me entertaining both DS & my MIL. She went downhill on Christmas day and ended up in the ER with a 102.5 temp. So... they decided that she would stay with us instead of heading to BILs house. Great. Also, DH went to work yesterday as planned even though he'd worked from home on both of his days off. Last night they decided to reschedule her flight until Sunday, and that she would stay with us for the duration. DH decided against taking any additional time off to accomodate this change, and has worked late the last few nights to boot. So yesterday I ended up having to run around town fill prescriptions for MIL, loading up on sick person supplies (as well as preventative stuff for us), keeping her company, and dealing with a 2.5 y.o. who's been confined to the house for over a week. Today my BIL came down to visit for a few hours, but again I was kinda confined to the house because he has some medical issues that make it uncomfortable to drive (the trip down & back was more than enough). So then he invites my MIL to his place (about an hour drive) tomorrow to see his artwork and have coffee, and guess who gets to take her -- ME!! I thought maybe I'd drop her off early for the day, but no... he just wants to visit for a few hours, which means that DS & I will go and hang out again. Then I'll be entertaining for the rest of the day. DH came home late tonight and basically bailed on me and MIL at 9.
I really do like my MIL and normally don't have any issues with her, but I am done!! This is not what I signed up for this week and I just want my life back. I don't feel like I have much support from either DH or my BIL. I'm just too freakin' nice, but what am I supposed to do?? It's a crappy situation with no good solution to it. On top of it my emotions are all out of whack and I'm trying to hold back the flood gates. I haven't slept week in a month, I don't know if I can be "on" as a host anymore, and I don't have anywhere that I can go that will give me some privacy. Ughh! I really just don't know if I"m going to be able to hold it together for much longer.
Anyway, I just needed to get it out because it's festering (obviously) inside me. Thanks for reading... sorry for the long rant.