A full week
This week I had a wide array of unusual tasks to perform at work and in my personal life. At work, the management changed and a lot of changes were made. Then, at home, I started the renovations I had been postponing for so long. I was finally approved for a private loan Montreal. Yay! Now I can do the repairs I had been dreaming of for years.
As for my personal life, oh, Jeez! Where to start? First, I had my niece moving in with me for a few months. She and her dad, my older brother, are not seeing things eye to eye lately. When she asked me if she could come stay with me for a few days, I agreed, thinking that it would be for a weekend or not more than four or five days.
Then my brother called me and explained that they had a huge fight and it would be better for both of them if I would keep her with me for a little while. I could not refuse him. I love both of them. It did not go well with my plans, but I had no choice.
Thus, I have turned into a babysitter/informer/confident, or whatever you want to call it. It feels like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I understand that she is a teenager and she wants freedom and that she has different types of needs. But I also agree with my brother that she need to be kept under control, until she actually becomes mature enough to see that she can’t do whatever she wants, whenever she wants.
Lately she had only tantrums, just like a toddler and he is so fed up with her that he could stand one more fight. Therefore he had the brightest idea of asking her to move out if she didn’t like his rule. Sort of: “my house, my rules” thing that my parents used to tell us whenever we disagreed with their parenting style. I guess the chip did not fall far from the tree.
As for my relationship with my partner, that went from bad to worse. I don’t even know how to label it or describe it. Lately everything tends to irritate him, which is a major turn off for me. I am not sure where we go from here. I do have a hunch that we might go on separate ways if he continues to act the same way.