Ok so Get it off Your Chest is exactly what I need right now!
My stepkids are 8(girl) and 10(boy). I've been with my boyfriend for 6 years and a fixture in their lives for 5, so this isn't new to me but this weekend has been tough!!!!
8 year old has developed an attitude out of nowhere and has been constantly sarcastic and rude to me all weekend (she's normally my best bud). My boyfriend has undermined me in front of the kids several times this weekend as well, when I've asked them to pick up after themselves or help me with something etc.
I've spent most of the weekend picking up after everyone, tidying and cleaning. I never loose it with my boyfriend in front of the kids but came very close this morning over a backpack for their picnic of all things!!!! A picnic I wasn't even considered being invited too (its after the boys football match so not sure I'm actually missing anything!).
They've all just left and I sat on the sofa and burst into tears 😭
I guess I'm feeling frustrated, unappreciated and left out.
Just needed to vent to people that might understand!!!!