I am a step-mother and have known this sweet little boy his entire life. I am having a difficult time adjusting to having him at our house for the summer. It is a huge adjustment not only for the child but for us as well. My husband has been on edge and acting a fool the last few days talking to me crazy and his son sees him doing it and is starting to do the same thing to me. It is not an usual occuance, my husband talking to me crazy; but, it seems since his son has been here he is on edge and taking it out on me...that is what a wife is suposed to do right? #beingextremelysarcastichere. I am at my wits end with my husband. He is already very demanding of me and his son is too, I can only do so much before losing myself completely. I love his son with all my heart and he loves me as well, in fact if he wants something, wants to do something, is hungry, is thrirsty he will come to me and not his father. He is nine and his mother does not raise him as we do, he does not pick up his own toys, clothes, plate after eating, etc. she does that for him. I have tried to tell him to "Go ask your father" but his father is "too busy" or is "watching TV", etc. I do not want to deny this little boy, that is the last thing I want to do; but, I am NOT his mother or father. I am not a mother, never planned on being one, I do love this child....what do i do?! Confused, Frustrated and Tired.