A month or so ago DH and I talked about possibly moving out of our house into my in laws house while we sold and bought a new home. I thought it was doable until this week. I had a change in my routine because Daycare was closed for the week and the boys went to MILs house on monday and wednesday and she came to our house on tuesday. I am just about nuts because MY ROUTINE is messed up. I lost 2 sippy cups because they weren't returned from MILs house and on Tuesday when she and my SIL were at my house I felt like the 3 bears. Somebody was in my house and they moved my stuff. They did dishes (which is nice of them) then they just made up places to put them away. I'm still finding stuff in weird places. I have a huge knife block on the counter yet then searched all my drawers to find a foot long knife (I'm still not sure what they used it on.) and when I got home I found a pile of raw beef on a skillet that was set on low. I'm not sure how long it had been sitting there or what her plan was, but my new skillets aren't to just sit dry on heat or they can be ruined and ruin my stove. I know everything they did was with the best intentions but I can't take it! At Christmas I realized I would have a hard time with living with them because they NEVER flush the toilet. I don't understand why, because DH says it's not a low well issue or septic problem, it's just they they are too DA*M lazy to push the little lever down! So. . . .Either I am surrounded by gross, annoying people, OR I have major control issues. I told DH there's no way I could live with them without being on some sort of anti-anxiety medication!
I guess we need to come up with a different plan for a new house
I've felt the same way about my mom and sister being here the last week. Its getting better for the most part but every little thing has me on edge and wanting to strangle someone because my routine was off. I was actually starting to worry about how I would be once DF and I are living together. Not sure if I have issues or if they just drive me crazy. Guess I don't really ahve any advice other than to say you aren't alone.
It could probably work because you will be at their house, with their stuff, where they keep and use it and you will just have to worry about your space/time. Yeah, 2 women in a household can be challenging but if the prize at the end is money saved, a house sold and a new home, it might be worth it.
There is NO WAY I could ever, ever, ever, live with either my parents or the ILS for a long period of time. I get very easily irritated with both of them. Mainly because they let the kids do whatever the kids want to do and there is no discipline...and when I try to correct it DH gets upset with me. NOPE...nothing wrong with you...I couldn't do it at all.