I'm really sorry! Yeah, you're suppose to be resting while you're away from work...not stressing!
I can't remember, how old your sons are but you need to sit the whole family down even with your husband and explain to them the reason why you are home from work for a while. Obviously your husband knows, and needs to stay on task and not take advantage of slipping his chores on you. lol
Depending on their ages, maybe you can ask them to help you along. Can they make their own lunches? Can they chip in with the chores?
One thing I learned since being home vs working is that A LOT of stuff doesn't have to be done in one day.
For instance,...dirty dishes will ALWAYS accumulate...so what if they sit there for a while. Keep them soaking in hot water until someone can do them.
I started to do one load of laundry a day until I felt better to handle more.
I know your son needs your help with school, but he needs to understand the consequences of what happens when you put things off until last minute. My son failed a class because of his lack of involvement and then I made him re-take it during summer school and told him ahead of time that if he slacked off again...he would just have to take it AGAIN and that I wasn't going to let it go!
Who was chauffeuring the kids back and forth while you were at work? As far as work was concerned, you're on leave (they were rude in calling you.) I would suggested that you start to screen your calls and call them back when the time is best for you,...if you call them back at all. I cannot believe they did that to you, knowing your situation.
Time to have a talk with your family and let them know the seriousness of you being home. Let them know you're NOT on vacation but suppose to be getting your rest and not stressed out and that EVERYONE needs to pull together.
Maybe you can share with them of how your day went like you did tonight with us. I'm sure if they heard all that you had to do, with how ill you are, that they would be more sympathetic and helpful around the house. You'd be surprised how much even the little ones would help out.
I think you need to find a new rhythm now that you are home. Take things slow!
Good Luck. Keep us posted!
P.S. I can't remember,...does your husband work? He should really help out more regardless. He is not a child and should understand the situation.
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