so much to say, so little time
I think I've needed a forum like this for a while. I'm completely overwhelmed with being a sm. It's been 2 years and I keep waiting for it to get easier and it's not. My kids aren't faultless but I'm exhausted from constantly fighting with, negotiating with and hearing sass back from 2 kids who are not mine. One sk is manipulative, dishonest and rude to everyone she encounters. The other is argumentative, disrespectful and jelous that I'm in the picture at all. BD wants to make them happy for the 2 weeks a month they are with us but I'm bone tired from dealing with it all.
Does anyone else feel guilty that no matter how hard you try you just can't love your sk the way you love you bio kids? Is anyone else frustrated that you have an immediately shorter fuse with the sk than you do your own kids? I'm trying so hard and its just not getting any easier.