I feel like a hamster in a training wheel
September 23, 2017 8:49pm CST
My family unit consists of my daughter, her husband and her 5 year old son. The grandson goes to preschool three days a week, MWF. My daughter works five days a week from 4:30 AM to 1 PM, days off are tues and wed. Her husband works two days a week, 24 hour shifts. He works 8 AM tues to 8Am wed and 8 Am sat to 8 Am sun. I don't work, however I am the designated babysitter... This has been a rugged week for me because of son in law having to work extra hours. On days that he has to work he has to take my daughter to work so he can have the truck. When that happens I have to get up at 3:45 to watch the monitor until he gets back at about 4:30, then we both go back to bed till later. So I was up at 3:45 Am on Thurs, Fri, and Sat and went back to bed for 2 or 2 and a half hours and then get up again. Three days of this plus taking care of the child on Thurs and Sat and I am wiped out. Sometimes I don't even know what day it is...glad the son in laws extra hours are over for a while.
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Wow those are really crazy work hours they have. It is nice you are willing to babysit. My mother does not watch my kids. My sister lives with her with her 4 kids and my mother has always been so busy helping with them she's never had time for my kids like that but I am a lot more independant then my sister.