My husband and I have a 2-year-old granddaughter who we watch 4 days a week. We love her dearly, but I am completely wiped out by the end of the week, so much so that I don’t enjoy the weekend. It doesn’t seem to bother my husband, but this is unsustainable for me. I don’t want to disappoint our daughter and son-in-law by telling them how I feel. What do you suggest?
For you to get the most enjoyment out of the time you have with your granddaughter, I suggest you explain to your daughter how exhausted you are and back off one day each week until you feel back to your normal self. My guess is your daughter wouldn’t want you to be exhausted, and she wouldn’t want her daughter in the care of an exhausted grandma.
It’s so important for you to know your limits and then set the boundary with your daughter. Taking care of yourself is a win-win for you and your daughter’s family.
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