Christine - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have 3 boys of my own and my boyfriend (of 5 years) has 2 boys. The sb are great, I treated them like my own, we do family things together all the time, well when the ex-wife lets us. I am an ex wife and I don't do have the stuff she does.
My problem is how to show the sb that I love them just aw much as my own kids. Every time I plan or try to plan a family trip, holiday, dinner, event, the ex wife says NO the kids have Hockey you can't take them. even though it is our weekend. So I end up having to plan stuff on the weekend we don't have them so that my kids can go away, and sb think that I don't care about them. Help what do I do??? The sb are 11 and 9 and I don't want to tell them that we go away without them(sometimes my kids will tell) and I don't want them to feel left out . I am torn.
Any ideas what to do??