Vent about accountability for s/kidsSubmitted by phoenix410 on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:19pm
DH just started freaking out on me because he came home from work and the s/kids' crap wasn't done and they had gone out swimming, and basically said that it was my fault because I'm home all day and should be keeping them accountable.
Do you have any idea how many times every day I remind them what they need to do, how they need to do it, no it's not done, come back and finish... all day, every f-ing day. They are 13, 11, and almost 9. I shouldn't have to hold their f-ing hands through their minimal chores, and tell them how to do everything the right way every time they have to do it. I took my son and the 11yr old swimming today, because her stuff was done, and told the other two they were welcome to come WHEN their stuff was done. They came, and when I got home, half of it wasn't done, the the other half was only half done. And yet this is MY fault?!
W. T. F.
He told me I should have stood in front of the door and kept them from leaving. Um, hello. How about personal responsibility for them? How about the expectation of obedience? No? Hm.
I freaking hate it here.