I have 3 kids:17, 7, and soon to be 5, all girls. None of them help me around the house, although I repeatedly ask and ask. My husband will step over trash instead of picking it up and throwing it away, and he has a pair of socks he took off after cutting grass 4 WEEKS ago STILL sitting at the landing of the stairs! The longer they sit there, the madder I am getting. My oldest has even questioned about them.
My 17 year old used to bag her clothes up and throw them into the basement, just to keep from having to clean her room. I constantly have to stay on her to rinse her dishes and put them into the dishwasher instead of the sink, her little sisters are better at this than she ever has been.
This past Friday, I cleaned the kitchen, and the counter was clear of clutter (which is a HUGE problem) and Saturday morning, it looked like a tornado hit it - I told my husband I quit, and I did, the whole weekend! I'm so sick of having to do everything around here. And if I try to do anything while the kids are home, my 7 and 4 year old fight - and I retreat to my room. I usually do this every day when my husband gets here, which may not be fair to him, but I just can't take these kids anymore!
And to top it off, as of this past Feb 14, a grandson from the 17 year old was added to this chaos, so now I'm babysitting during the day while my youngest is in Mother's day out, Tu-Th for 4 short hours, so I really can't get anything done which drives me nuts. And her room is piled high with dirty clothes, hers and his, and as of this week, I refused to do them for her anymore.
Am I being a terrible mom and person?????