So I started back at school last week. I have a one year old and an almost three year old, and last week and last night my parents watched them. My parents have been harassing me about going back to school for months and finally, I felt able to and now they are constantly complaining about watching the kids even though they said they would. My mother keeps telling me I HAVE to train my son to go to sleep by himself (If you lay down with him or rock him for a few minutes, he usually drifts off quickly). Well, last night I came home from school and both parents were upset. I was all kinds of excited and happy (in spite of a parking ticket I had received). They made me feel like crap for being excited about going to school. I made the joke "Is it bad that I'm looking forward to school because I get a break from the kids?" And my mom snapped at me over it. I am really frustrated with them because they are making it seem like it's a bad thing that I am back in school because it inconveniences them.
Also, financial aid isn't helping me at all; and I can't afford my books because any extra money I might have goes to the kids because my dead-beat XH refuses to pay CS to help out with the kids. I think the only good side is he hasn't made any real effort to contact the kids either.