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Tough time disengaging right now...

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Ok, so DH had to go to work for a few hours this morning, so in an attempt to try and make his day a little easier, I told him to just go to work & just leave SS12 here & I would stay here too. I did not tell him I would help out with him, but he's 12, in my mind, he should be able to get up, feed himself, & keep himself busy. Of course, what I always forget is that, given the leeway to do these things for himself, he will always have junk food for breakfast. Sure enough. This is one of my hot-button issues, but I also promised myself I would disengage, so at the same time, I don't want to care that he's doing this. I know I'm fighting a losing battle if I insist he at least has a decent breakfast, but I just think for ANY kid it's important that they know what foods their bodies need to be healthy. When I hear a bag of chips rustling before 11am, it drives me nuts, but at the same time I know if I say anything, I'm just the bitch once again. Normally I don't care about that, but I'm just so tired of having to be the bitch at home, at work, just overall sick of raising other people's kids, especially when I really don't feel like ANY of the parents I deal with on a daily basis are doing a very good job. So I guess I just have to figure out a way to make it easier for myself to just stop caring already. Already working on figuring out a different career, I just have to figure out how to make it easier for myself at home. Just glad I don't have kids of my own to worry about, too.