I feel alone, bored and want something to do.
My husband & I r very fair and treat all our children the same and we call them OURS. His family can't seem to treat my kids the same as his daughter. His mom will wait until my kids r gone to their dads and call and tell her how much she loves her and wants her to come stay with her etc... She doesn't even ask our son to come but he is only 18 months. Granny has been in my kids life since they were 5 & 7 now they r 9 & 11. She is there granny to them, they love her! Even though she hurts there feelings because his daughter tells them about how much fun they had and what all they did etc.! There have been times when she had my sd ( I hate saying that since he's mine now) and she has bought her a coke or candy and brings her home but doesn't bring any of the other kids anything which causes problems. She's bought her small toys and clothes but doesn't buy for the others. She treats my SD differently from our other kids. She didn't come to my kids school plays but came to my SD stuff! When they come for a visit they get excited when they walk in and when they see my SD they excitedly say her name and hug her and my kids can be setting right there! I could go on and on with situations that have happened! Idk what to do! I want all my children to be treated the same! Anyone else have this problem?? Any advice??
Worst mistake ever. The bio mom didnt like it and caused probs out of jealousy to divide the kids from me which hurt me and made me angry, the nicer I am, the more the stepkids and biomom hate me.
My heart has been broken! I am beginning to think my mistake was that I didnt learn that you should NOT get emotionally invested in your stepkids even if they live with you fulltime.
I should act like an aunt, not a parent...or better yet, like another poster said....like they are kids you babysit but that live with you instead of going home everyday.