Step kids not supporting family events
Hello everyone , I need some advice on this… some background- we have a blended family, my husband has 4 kids and I have two, they are now between the ages of 13 and 19, & we have a been married/together for 13+ years. We have his kids 50/50. My problem is that when my step kids have important events like school events or milestones, my husband and I and my two children make the effort to attend them to support them and be there for them. When it comes to my two children, my step kids find ways to get out of attending. We have had conversations with them about them supporting their other two siblings and what it would mean to have them there. Unfortunately their mother isn't going to do anything to help them spend more time with us. How should we handle this? My children are having important milestone this weekend and stepkids have made other plans, saying they don't want to go with us. I don't want to force anyone to go plus I don't want anybody sulking there while we are trying to have a nice time. How do I deal with my 2 kids plus my husband and my disappointment ?