I need help as to how I can let my two teenage children know that sometimes I am just too tired to run them around in the car. That sometimes, yes, it IS too much to tidy up just because they've got friends coming round & yes, I do find their noise stressful & would just like to be left alone, sitting quietly, without all their hassle & noise and acting as a taxi service & cleaner & cook & washer upper, housekeeper who cleans their dirty clothes, picks up after them, and, and, and......... Please help - their favourite - 'yeah but you're ALWAYS tired!', 'I'll do it later', & 'Taxi!', are beginning to wear me out! How can I get them to understand that it's not laziness, or me making excuses, but I AM ill?
A Worn Out, Julie63 x