Julie - posted on 11/05/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have a stepdaughter that we have joint custody of. we have her about 38% of the time during the school year and 50% in the summer. She is 7 1/2 years old. She is wonderful well behaved and plays nicely with her little brother age 5. She gets excellent grades and I enjoy spending time with her. She cracks me up, she is so wise for a little kid. My husband and I have been together since she was about nine months old. So I am the only one she remembers ever being with her Daddy.
My biggest problem is that she tries to play her mom and I against each other. Her mother and I were friends before I met my husband and we have treated this arrangement as a partnership. We both go to her girl scout things when possible, and when her mother is suppose to go and can't because of sudden change at work then I take her. But our daughter insists on pushing the boundaries when we are together to see if we will discipline her in front of the other one, I think. She also tells us things about how mean the other one is. Neither of us believe this.