So first it's my ex. He texts me on Sunday and tells me I need to drive all the way to his house to pick up the kids. Mind you, he lives about 30 miles away. I text him and tell him I will meet him half way because there is something wrong with my car and I can't afford to be stranded so far away. I am waiting till after the holidays to get it fixed and taking my chances by driving it. I have AAA but they will only tow me for seven miles. He texts me back, cussing at me, telling me it's f**ked up and I am full of ***. He told me he had to drive all the way to my house when I lost my license so I owed him. I texted back and told him that I was actually doing him a favor by offering to meet him half way, cause it's supposed to be that he drop them off. He then told me he is doing me the favor by not taking me to court and taking full custody of the kids. Then he tells me if I don't drive all the way to his house, he is cancelling visitations with the kids for the next month. I told him he was a great father, taking it out on his kids to spite me. He refused to meet me half way so I took a chance and drove all the way there and back. Thankfully I didn't break down. I'm still so mad at him for using the kids as pawns to deal with his anger. I should have never met him at his place but I felt bullied. Now for my mom. She comes over to my house earlier this afternoon to pick up difficult child for school. My daughter didn't sleep well last night so I let her sleep in a little this morning and my mom agreed to take her to school later. The first thing my mom does after she drops her off at school is texting me with all kinds of questions. Why are there several baskets of dirty laundry? Well most of those clothes are old and I just have to find the time to wash them and take them to goodwill. Then why are all the drawers empty (and what is she doing looking through my drawers in the first place, is what I want to know!) Don't the kids have clean clothes to wear to school? Are the kids going to school wearing dirty clothes? No, mom the kids aren't wearing dirty clothes to school. Wednesdays are my laundry days. I am going home to wash a load of clothes tonight after work. The kids wore clean clothes today. So why does it look like difficult child dumped oil on her hair? Why am I not being a responsible parent and making her wash it? Well, gee, she has been home sick for five days with the flu for one. For another, she knows it's like pulling teeth to get difficult child in a bath and wash her hair. Why is she blaming me? Why can't she be mad at difficult child for once. She's 15. Shouldn't she be held accountable for her hygiene? I have talked till I'm blue in the face trying to get her to care about her appearance to no avail. My mom isn't buying it. She says I'm the irresponsible one who doesn't make my kids shower and I don't wash clothes (I wash twice a week.) She doesn't care. Then she asks me why difficult child's toothbrush isn't in the bathroom where it should be. Again, she's 15 and needs to be held accountable for her own stuff. My mom texts me all this while I'm on my lunch break. I like for my lunches to be peaceful. It's a time where I can get some fresh air, listen to some music, and just relax. She ruined my whole damn day. My Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is in overdrive right now and I just want to be left alone. I feel like I'm being treated unfairly by everyone. Why can't I just be left alone for once? Thank goodness for my new bipolar support group. They get where I'm coming from. They understand. Right now they are my therapy. I just wish everyone in my life would lay off and just let me be for now. I'm not up for fighting. Sorry for venting. Just had to get it all out there...again. Sigh.