I hate being a step parent sometimes...making sacrifices out of guilt :(
SO and I have been planning a weekend getaway since February. Due to busy work schedule and having the ssons 50% or more, we keep postponing the weekend trip. Last weekend we finally sat down and sorted out the details of the weekend getaway. I was so looking forward to it until now. SO just called to say BM emailed him saying she has a function to attend next weekend and wants us to keep the boys those 3 nights. The way SO presented was "SM, you know I love those boys and would jump at the chance to spend more time with them but I just want to check with you before I say yes to BM". SO then asked if we could postpone our trip once more to last weekend in June when we won't have the ssons.
My inital reaction was to say "no, we've postponed this getaway too many times, no more! tell her no" but I felt guilty. I know SO really loves the boys and like he said he would much rather have them with us than have BM dragged them out late at night or have them stay with a babysitter. I hate the fact that sometimes I agree to things just so I wouldn't feel like the bad guy.