Krystyl - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My Husband and I have my stepson, Tristan, (3 [4 in a bit more than a month])
3/4 weekends in a month ... and lately we are having a hard time enjoying our time together. I feel as though most of the time he's here, he's being punished for being naughty (or wasting our time together by taking a Ludicrous amount of time to doing things like eating, or cleaning his room ... )
generally, we do something fun, together as a family, at least once every time he's over (Hockey game, going to the movies, going out to community events, having friends over) But it's getting to the point where doing these things is turning more into a chore and is getting to be less and less fun ...
and I feel bad simply 'punishing' him for not being as agreeable as I would wish him to be ...
I don't want him to feel like 'our house' is an unpleasant place, but neither do I want him to get away with his constant shenanigans...
it's not every weekend that he's like this, ... we generally have a 'good' weekend or a 'bad' weekend... however, the 'bad' weekends are becoming more frequent. and I really don't know what to do about it? ... any Suggestions ?
Please and thanks, :)