But yes, definitely more convenient and less tiring staying with them cos dont need to cook and wash. I just settle my baby's washing and feeding. But they lived together for so long, so they used to each other's specific living habits, but Im not. And is such that I feel wary/scared of upsetting the routine at home...where to place things...Can you imagine I only get to have my bath towel washed once a week, and must only be on Sunday? I guess thats the trouble with having limited space to hang clothes out to dry. Nowadays, Im so stinky already in the morning (from feeding and bathing baby in morn), but I just have to 'ren' and bathe only at night when hubby is home.
When it comes to taking care of baby, Im responsible almost 24/7 except when hubby is home. father in law used to help carry and entertain her in the mornings and evenings when he is at home, but I think I pissed them off a bit too much. So he's been showing less interest in 'stepping in' when I need a breather (to surf net, watch TV). That said, they still do help keep an eye on her when I NEED to do official/proper things like bathe, eat meals, wash her clothes/bottles.
mother in law is stay-at-home, but cannot help much cos of her health. Only help carry her when Im busy in the daytime (eat lunch). Other than that, she does some household chores, nap, listen to radio, talk on phone. Oh yah, and she has time to go to hairdressers' to wash her hair twice a week (for some reason, she doesnt wash her own hair). She come home, nice nice hair, still can spray those type of irritating (stinking, to me) aerosol hairspray somemore. Hate it when they do that at the extra sink in the kitchen, cos the dish rack is right behind that. Imagine you place your eating utensils or baby bottle brush there, and they spray hairspray. Me? I had to MAKE APPOINTMENT with hubby to babysit girl while I went to have my 4 months' uncut hair trimmed....feel so 黄脸婆。
Sorry for the long and (maybe) irrelevant post. Need to vent...