50/50 Custody/daily transition
Does anyone else have the kids daily for part of the day? I think we have the strangest custody agreement. I guess it is good in that I have a break every day for part of the day from the stepkids. I don't think I could handle full time. But the daily transitions and back and forth from one parent to the next is a lot. When the kids get dropped off here they are even more hyper and acting up and it takes them a while to get used to things. It disrupts my kids and I too, as selfish as that sounds. Like if it's almost bedtime and we are watching a movie, I feel like we need to finish up or the stepkids will start watching and start talking and ruin it. So I try to get them and myself to bed before they get home. Or if they are dropped off in the morning and I just woke up, it stresses me out so I try to get up early and have my coffee then hide. I don't know any tips for this. DH and BM are not planning on changing this custody schedule but I think it is kind of selfish on their part because they just want to see the kids. I don't like the back and forth and am trying to get used to it still.