My DD is the kindest person in the universe and always wants to help others. This Xmas holiday, as well as the big family celebrations and a New Year party for all their friends, she has been looking after the 3 children of a friend while she is at work. This was not pre-planned - the friend just asked each day and my DD could not say No. To cap it all this person expects my DD to feed these children lunch and also tea (+ her!)when she comes to collect them.
I can see that my DD is run ragged and totally exhausted, and I have said to her that she needs to set some boundaries set in advance of the Easter holidays so she does not get herself into this position again. I do not want to curb her kindness; nor do I want to interfere where it is not appropriate; but they do need some peace and some family time together. She admits that; but does not want to offend.
Add in the fact that she works in the family business from home and has not had time to do this at all for the last couple of weeks.
I am sorely tempted to speak to this woman myself - in some sort of oblique way (Poor DD is quite worn out after all her running around over the holiday - I am sure you must have noticed this) but I am having to bite my tongue.
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