Treating kids the same?
I just wondered if anyone else feels the need to treat step kids the same, financially and materially, when this would be done solely with your income not your partners?
The situation is that I am throwing my 4 Yr old a big party for her 4th birthday as it coincides with our first wedding anniversary, and yes I've gone to town with my own money. Hubby said oh I hope ss won't expect the same as I can't do it, like a hint. I flat out said I can't either sorry. My reasoning being two years ago I gave daughter a party, then ss announced that he was not having one bm said they couldn't afford it. So I threw him a big party too. I felt so guilty. Lo and behold the reason she 'couldn't afford it was because she'd booked a holiday in Europe. We pay her a lot of cm on top of the child benefit, and she's on double my income. So now I feel like if she can't provide her kid the party she wants why would I. Is that terrible of me?