Good morning MeMaw:
Listen to your words MeMaw. You keep espousing that your daughter is a good mother and a hard worker. However, you leave out sound resolutions that are applicable and needed in your household. I'm trying to figure out your age but it must be relatively young because the adults are still working, and obviously the salaries are needed to maintain your household expenses.
I'm 67, my dad was a Master Sergeant in WW2. That man ran our home with a strict chain of command. Me and my 6 brothers respected that rule of the house. And were frankly, too scared to challenge him. You have anarchy in your home because your daughter is undermining you and your husband's authority. Your grandchildren know it and are simply joining in on the disrespect that your daughter is doling out to you. There is no reason to have a babysitter with kids that are old enough to discipline themselves.
Look nice woman, my parents both worked the night shift. My grandmother was a bed ridden rheumatoid arthritic. That old lady could not walk! But guess what? She was in charge of our home when my parents were not around. We respected her, or else! I truly loved my grandmother and never thought about disrespecting her.
Take charge MeMaw, demand your respect and input a non-negotiable chain of command.
First let me say my daughter is a wonderful loving mom. She is a single mother of 2 beautiful boys age 14 and 12. I am sad that they are of the age now that video games have overtaken their lives. They live with me and in my house we have always had rules. I work 12 hour shifts and papaw works 6- 10 hour days. We expect everyone to do chores and that includes the boys. Mom thinks I overstep my boundaries if I step in when she does not enforce these rules. At this time she is not speaking to me again because I told her my 14 year old grandson will not disrespect me after telling me he would not do the chore I asked him to do. The boys spend many hours on the video games. Mom says that if he plays baseball that day he is too tired to do his chores. It makes me sad to see them isolated to the point that they would rather be in the room than outside or even attend family functions. If the oldest gets in trouble she won't take the games because then he fights with the youngest until she gives them back because he wakes me and papaw up while we sleep (3rd shifters) Literally have to have a sitter come over until we get up so we can sleep. Mom works so hard. I know she thinks we are picking on the kids and that is so far from the truth. We love them with all our hearts. This thing about picking your battles drives me crazy. I don't remember it ever being a battle when mine were little. I said it! You did it !
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