My 7 year old SS is driving me insane
Hi, this is my first time posting, and just really need to vent. I have been married for 5 years now and my husband has a 7 year old that we get 50% of the time. I knew him since he was atleast one and was a pretty decent 1-2 year old but things have changed since and not in a good way, he is an only child and me and my husband have not had children yet so you can imagine he gets two of everything, two birthdays, two Christmas ect. I always try my hardest to give him a good Christmas and birthday and have spent money that I do not have to try to make him happy but he is a total brat, and now lies constantly. This past week we celebrated his birthday and spent a decent amount of money on his gifts party decorations and taking him out, during the gift unwrapping he goes through them quickly and is disappointed with all of his gifts, he then frowns, stomps to his room and slams the door crying. I can't take it anymore and not to mention that both my husband and his BM spoil him and delay him from independence, they are still whipping his ass after he uses the bathroom at the age of 7! He still uses a pacifier when he goes to sleep it's the most ridiculous thing, and constantly cries or throws a fit when I place restrictions on bedtime tablet use oh and he "has" to sleep with us in the bed since he's still afraid of the dark, I tried letting my husband know that this is doing nothing but hurting him and not allowing him to gain confidence or independence but nothing I say matters, I am sick of being the strict one or requesting that we seek a way to modify his behavior this kid does not listen, talks back to you and lies and acts like he forgets things all the time. I'm starting to honestly wonder if this is the life for me, because I know he's not even a pre teen yet and it will get worse. Has anyone else felt like their on a forked road ready to take the one without a step child in it or even the husband l/spouse?