i am a childless step-mum. I actually get on well with my partners kids.. 14 and 10.. girl and boy. I think they love me and I love them loads.my issues are mostly with my partner and his unreasonable expectations of me… we had a row this week because he said I should be putting them to bed. I disagreed and said although I’m more than happy to hug and say goodnight etc that is his job and his kids would want him to do that. We argue about lots of shit like that quite often.