I really hope that someone can relate with my situation. I feel like a child.
My husband is doing a good job picking up the slack of what I cannot do while I am recovering. BUT when he is home I feel like a child. I have ABSOLUTELY no authority over my children or my dogs and I (can't believe I am saying this)have to do what husband says. He is so stubborn and just, UGH!
Here is an example:
Last night he was watching the Brewers game with my son, which is fine. I try to set a strict bedtime with the kids because they need some kind of sleep schedule because of when school starts back up in Aug. I don't mind if they are a few minutes late here and there, but when I tried to get my hubby to get the kids to bed at 30 minutes past their bedtime I was given a nasty look and blatently told "no" (by hubby) because he was watching the game with my son.
He has no reguard for the rules I (try to) set with the kids but HEAVEN FORBID I break one of the rules he sets. I try and stand my ground but you don't know my hubby.
I feel like a child when he is home. I feel so small and insignificant. He doesn't listen to me. He doesn't take me seriously. I just feel like a damn child and I am sick of it. Before you ask, of course I hve talked to him about this. It doesn't help. The lines of communication are very open in my house. He still makes me feel like one of the children. I say one thing to the kids, he over rides it. I set certain rules, he dismisses them. I am tired of it. Why do his rules mean more then mine???? I am their parent too!!!!! I am SICK of it!!!! This is why my kids don't respect me. And it's not just with the kids either. It happens with everything! I am tired of it. I dont even want to talk to him. He has the luxury of being the IT manager at his companny so we talk all the time through instant messengers. I turned mine off today. I don't want anything to do with him today. He can just GO TO HELL!!!!
(Now don't take me too seriously) What if I start breaking one of his rules? He has a strict rule of the dogs not going on the furniture. What if I start letting them? Then when he comes home and sees that and tries to get them off the couch, but I just keep letting them. They aren't going to take him seriously are they?
I am PI$$ED! And I have no idea how to get the respect back from my kids that I rightfully deserve.