Saturday, January 10, 2009

Yet another challenge..

The new year has brought us another challenge!
For about 15 months the oldest son here and his wife plus two kids have lived in a house behind ours. The house I originally purchased for myself.
They are very young and don't manage their finances well, and over the holidays let their utility payments go, you can guess that result!
So they have moved in here for a week until things get taken care of...let's hope it's a week.

As it is I babysit anywhere from 3-6 days a week while they are working if they have a schedule conflict. I am crazy about those children so it's not much of a burden usually. with this new situation they are ALL sleeping here and here 24/7 - its' the weekend so they are off.
OMG, there are 10 of us in this one house at the moment!

In cases like this (emergencies) I tend to go with the flow and just raise up my hands and give in to it....but you have NOOOOO idea how messy these young people are! And how tight it is in the house. Under ordinary circumstances they are here a lot anyway, but now they don't leave at 7 or 8 pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The living room is totally taken up by their MESS. It's hard on them I'm sure, but it is really a test for us.

#2 is particularly cranky lately...more on that another time.
#1 is getting cranky which is unusual for her.
Hubby has conceded that his privacy and living room time are severely compromised!!!
and I am trying to stay out of the way!

So here I sit in front of the's no more private in here...remember it's the weekend, and the teenager isn't in school and had the audacity to invite a friend for the weekend! oh my friends that is another I differ from everyone else in child rearing/teenager dealing!

People wonder what I get from blogging?


M.J. said...

wow, i definately need to go read your other entries! that's a lot of people in one house. inshAllah they'll get their finances back together soon and you'll have your space back. maybe it will make your house seem so much more roomy after they leave?

Hidden Sage said...

Sounds like fun. A house fully packed. I'd like that reality...for about a week. :)

Anonymous said...

Bless you. That is another reason why plural marriage would not work for me...I treasure my alone time too much. I think I had to share too little space when I was a kid too much. Withay

3rd... said...

that must be hard.. :s I got claustrofobic just reading ur post..
how have you been holding up?

Chris said...

You are wise to stay out of it as much as possible I think.

Rev PG said...

I know I'm playing catch up as I'm new to your blog. I've been trying to read the posts chronologically but I think I've missed something. You purchased a house yet you're living in the house with the other sister wives and hubby? (not being critical just trying to get it all down correctly). That would bug the heck out of me.

new#3 said...

That is correct Rev PG....I think in an older post it explains how we came to this living situation. Suffice to say, yes, I purchased a house but the end result was the married children moved in to large part because #2 and #1 wanted them out of their house. I went along with it to keep the peace and it didn't seem like such a terrible idea at the time lol.

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new#3 said...

I love that you ask questions PG so hope you continue to comment. I believe in an August 2008 post or a post called Beginnings their is a brief explanation about the house.