I am off sick at present with depression. My daughter expects me to go to her house and help with the children for several days a week. She has a two year old and a one year old. During the time I am there I am at her beck and call. From the minute the eldest wakes up, when I get a message to say he's awake and can I get him up. Nothing i do is right. I don't do things her way. I feel like an unpaid mothers help. All the other grandparents get perfectly scrubbed little angels to coo over for a while and hand back. I'm not on the best of health as it is. Am I being selfish to want some time to myself. I love the little ones with all my heart
Have you thought about your legal position? If you are off work with an illness then you are supposed to be putting all your efforts into getting better not looking after your grandchildren. Your employer would take a very dim view!