Looking for tips to help with lying and pouting, refusal to take suggestions.
My in-laws 72 and 86, have lived with us for only....um five months. I have nine children of my own and their father's job is changing dramatically so there adds some more stress. Felt like I was losing my marbles completely the last few weeks as my five year old had an ER visit with his asthma and my 83 year old father had some sort of mental break down while my 16 year old son was staying with him so my mom could get a respite. I wish my mother in law would take my suggestions and let me take her to a church group or something to make some friends as she is up to that. My father-in-law takes most of the day to get ready and then it is time for him to go to bed.......can't seem to move around the house without bumping into each other and I can not stand the pouting. I am as kind and gracious as I feel is humanly possible as I also care for my own kids, with two out of the house. Ideas? Experience? How to handle? I need some space and a break badly!