Jana - posted on 05/06/2012 ( 33 moms have responded )
My 2 children (aged 5 and 7 years) and I will be moving in with my boyfriend of 2 years in a few months.
The kids really like him, and they get along well. But I feel he is often unreasonable with his expectations of my children and feels I am not strict enough with them. I'm sure this is common in blended families.
Our latest argument is about the children waking us up in the morning on the weekends.
He feels our bedroom door should be locked and under no circumstances (other than an emergency) should they knock on the door or disturb us until we get up and come out of the bedroom.
I think its ok for my 5 year old to knock on the door once she is awake. They will often get up and play on their own before waking me...they just knock when they need me for something?
My boyfriend thinks this is such a big deal that he even gave me an ultimatum last night saying that if I am going to allow this, I should reconsider moving in with him!