I am not a kid person. Period. I like my own, and I can do well with kids but if they aren't my own I really have no desire to be around them. Im not mean or anything, and I make a big effort to make them happy but I hate babysitting. My mom is well aware of this.
My main tactic is just to never be at the house, or "available". I run a lot of "errands", go to the gym, etc... But it's just getting so old. I keep telling myself 6 more months, 6 more months, but it is do hard not to just go crazy.
My ipad does a lot of crazy typos.
At home I've noticed that my dad has no clue if they even OWN a dishwasher, and my mom is starting to leave more and more stuff dirty since she knows Ill have to clean it when I get ready to cook my own food (ex. there is only ONE skillet in this house). Now she is leaving laundry in the washer so I have to move it over and then fold it if I want to get my own done.
How about buying an extra skillet? Only washing the dishes that you need that moment? My old roommate was like this, she would leave her messes knowing that I would have to clean it up. Seriously, I think she ran the dishwasher once maybe twice the whole year we had it. Also, why are you folding their laundry? I don't expect anyone to fold my laundry and they shouldn't expect me to fold theirs. If my roommates laundry was in the washer I would move it to the dryer then dump it in a laundry basket until she retrieved it. I did the same to my moms laundry for the couple months I lived with my parents after D too.
As for the kids, have you told her your not comfortable babysitting? If so and she still does it, as soon as the kids get there I would make myself scarce. Or start pumping them full of sugar when they're left with you, then promptly leaving as soon as your mom gets back.
I know the feeling though. I got to the point that whenever I was home I always stayed cooped up in my bedroom just to avoid my roommate until she moved out.
Believe me, I know how hard it it; I did it for 1.5 years.
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011
I just couldn't do it. No way. I'm still in that house.
I can do it, just need keep remembering how nice it will be to move into my own place this spring...
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[This message edited by dlmos at 5:07 PM, August 9th, 2013 (Friday)]