"I can admit I act like a brat when..."
Oh, just admit it already: As the SM/SD, there are moments when you grow tired of having to share your spouse, your money, your space, etc... Most of us are self-actualized enough to know this. But do you ever lose it? Do you ever give in to the throes of jealousy/frustration and act like a giant brat, replete with tantrums?
Well, dammit, I have... And the odds are decent that I will again. For instance:
DH got me candy for Valentine's Day. I had made goodies bags for the Skids AND they of course got candy at their V-Day party at school. I just about lost my shit when SS11 wanted to eat what DH gave me. MINE!!! Lol... Juvenile, I know. But, dammit, I get sick of sharing EVERYTHING!
It makes me want to scream when DH will play video games with my SS's for hours on end. I know they need "Daddy and Me" time and I support that, but it still irks the hell out of me.
So what ridiculous and immature reactions do you have in your step situation? It might be good to laugh at our moments of insanity...