Sometimes I need to vent about this, and maybe there are others out there in the same situation!?
Our (now 27 yr old) daughter and her two girls (3 and almost 7) moved in with us during her divorce as she had no place to stay and no income (her ex has been very difficult!)
Well, it's been 2 1/2 years now! I love her and the girls to bits, and we're all very very close; however she's a terrible housekeeper, which drives me crazy, and of course there are toys, clothes, and stuff all over the place! I have lost my private quiet sanctuary! I've heard it said that when a child moves home, they suddenly act 14 again! This is especially true when I ask her to clean up!
She does work part time -- 2 or 3 mornings a week she has to be there at 6 AM so I'm the one who gets the girls up, fed, dressed, and off to school and daycare. (and I'm thinking I'm too old for this -- already did it!) And then I have to get myself ready for work!
And, of course, when they do move out, I know I'll miss them like crazy!
She spends most weekends with her boyfriend, and the kids are either with them or go to their Dad's -- ahhh, peace and quiet for a couple of days!
OK, I've vented -- thanks!!!!!!