Received Thursday, January 8, 2009
Hi, I take care of 21 month old twin boys pt about 16 hours. I've been with them for about a year, but lately I've been unhappy. I feel so stressed out. I find myself feeling desperate, and in need of a glass of wine after work. They're a great family, and have been nothing but nice to me. I don't know if I should quit especially in these times. I like the boys but lately they've been so bratty and don't seem happy with me. They easily cry, they're throwing a couple tantrums a day ranging from sharing toys to wanting to be carried or just eating crackers when they want to, they are picky eaters, and whine a lot. I know that can be typical behavior for their age, but I can't handle it. I don’t know what to do. Any advice would be helpful. Facts: I’m 22, a student, $11 per hour off the books, don’t drive, no chores, located in a major city.