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Some may recall that for the past 8 weeks, the DH and I have been taking care of his 2 nieces....Well...Friday is the day they go home.

Part of me is sad to see them go and the other part of me wants to throw a party! I feel guilty about that, but I want my life back, too.

My sis keeps telling me what a GOOD person I am...I'M NOT! I feel horrible and elated at the same time. Will someone please explain this to me????

How would you deal with a situation like this???:(
 

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Sounds natural to me.... and yes you are a wonderful person for having them..... It's a lot of work.......
 

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Graci, you did better than I would have! I have worked in day care since I was 17. I quit last year running my own home care center.
I do not want to do it again! I will do for friends for limited periods, like 1 day! As for 9-5 (or usually 6-8!!!) M-F, Nope!
This may change if I get grandkids but for now, I am enjoying a small child free home!
 

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You sound normal to me Graci! 2 weeks is a long time no matter who the guest is. Hey on a smaller scale I'm happy when Monday rolls around and the kids go back to school. Love 'em dearly but they get on my nerves sometimes.:)
If you feel guilty dancing on Friday I'll dance with you.:fdance:
 

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No you shouldn't feel bad at all. You have done a great job looking after your nieces and will feel good getting your house and routine back. Good for you!!:smball:
 

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Sounds normal to me also. Don't feel guilty about those feelings at all - we all have them, even with our own kids at times. :toothy:

You've done a great job in taking care of them for this period of time. Celebrate when Friday comes!!
 

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I do the Monday "Happy Dance" too! and they are my kids. You are a good person... 2 weeks is a long visit,and it changes your whole routine. Just think you are now the favorite aunt and you will enjoy that so much later on-trust me! I'll do the happy dance with you too:dancing:
 
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