I have a twenty eight month old and an eight month old, and we have dsd on weekends and for holiday breaks for an entire week. My bf works 50+ hours a week usually with an overnite. My dsd Has been with us for 9 days for thanksgiving break and 9 days for.xmas break and i feel so defeated by her needs that ive asked my bf to take off work next time we have her for a whole week break.
Its simple things like taking care of morning hygiene.. She wears a pull up overnite and doesnt want to take care of taking it off in the morning, to choosing an appropriate breakfast, she will often say she isnt hungry if she cant have what she wants, to bigger things, like lying, and sneaking around, trying to break rules, not sharing and taking turns with her two year old sister., talking back when asked to do simple tasks. Basically i feel like she needs 100% of my time and attention and i dont feel i can properly take care of all the kids because of that.
I know that nine is a challenging age, i just wish she could go with the flow on basic things. My everyday life with her is exasperating, and its the same with her dad. At least when hes around theres two of us to manage all the kids.
Disclaimer: i have been sick with an awful chest cold for two weeks which has increased my stress level. I cant seem to get better
Im realizing this has turned into a vent. Im hoping someone in a similare situation can chime in with some tips, or just tell me im not crazy for feeling like giving up. My bf supports me and understands how i feel, but im so at my edge that i feel like i cant take one more weekend!