Andrea - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter was an only child for about 8 years. Her and I were very close before I got remarried to my now husband a little over 2 years ago. I feel like she is feeling very left out. She makes statement about how she misses it being just her and I. I know she loves her new stepdad and even call him dad. She loves the babies (8 months and 23 months) and is very good with them. She is an awesome help with them and I do rely on her help a lot because my husband works a lot. I don't want her to feel as if she is not important to me anymore or that I love her less. I want to spend time with just her, but it is very difficult with 2 demanding little ones. I feel like the only attention she gets from me is to hassle her about chores, homework and "can you please help me with......"whatever baby I need her to help with at the time. I do at times miss our time together, but what can I do? I feel horrible. She is also at that age where she is going to start puberty and I can't tell if her depressive attitude lately is hormonal or missing her mommy time. Anyone else in or have gone thru this. Any words of advice?