Okay so as many of you know, I’m a working mom. I work from 8am to 5pm. Obviously, if we could depend on my husband’s income, I would stay home with my son. However, we can’t because there’s no way we can depend on that. So luckily, we have my mother-in-law watching him during our work hours.
Now I don’t know if I’m overreacting, but I get jealous that she gets to spend so much time with him and that at times he favors her over me. Sometimes, she makes it worse because she will say things like, “Adan is mine.” And then if he goes to her instead of me, she will say, “Why don’t you go with your mom? Why do you come to me all the time?” And I don’t think that’s fair because if I could, I would be the one home with him. And it bugs me that she says that he is hers.
I am the one that:
-gave birth to him
-is his mother
-buys his food, diapers, clothes, and toys
-put a roof over his head
-makes sure he has electricity and water
Am I wrong to feel like this? I don’t think I can really talk to her about it because she is so generous and watches him better than anyone. Is this a sacrifice I have to make so that my son will be safe? I think so… Plus, I don’t want to hurt her feelings..
Should I tell my husband about this or just shut up and get over it?
I’d appreciate any advice 🙂