Any mothers out there with step children?
I'm getting kind of frustrated with my boyfriend. I need this job I have, and he's been putting all sorts of restrictions on my hours because of him watching the kids. He says it's hard on him because he wakes up at 4am, sometimes 3, then has to watch the kids, which I totally understand so I have does as he's asked. Two of them are mine from my last marriage. But, because he said he can't, physically and mentally, watch the kids right after work, I don't go in until 5 most days, 4 at the earliest. But if I don't get home from work at 8, he gets very upset. I don't understand what the big deal is. On my days off, I'm with the kids almost all day. He'll be at work, then comes home, takes a nap, and practices on his guitar until 6. So I feel like I watch the kids way more, because I only work 2-4 days a week, mostly 5-9.
But, I am the mother to all three kids, so I don't understand the feeling of watching "someone else's kids." While he claims that he sees them as his, I can't believe him if he throws such a fit when I have to go to work. So, I feel if he truly sees them as his, it shouldn't be such a big deal, right? I dunno. I just need a different perspective. My daughter defiantly sees him as her father, since we've been together since she was six months old. My oldest does remember his father, and when he sees pictures or talks to him on the phone (very rarely, like a few times A YEAR) he calls him daddy, but I think he thinks that Grey (my boyfriend's name) is what all dads are called. He was 1 1/2 or 2 when we started dating.