Jessica - posted on 08/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am a stepmom. I met my husban a little over three years ago and am so incredibly in love with him i would do anything for him but sometimes being a stepmom goes above and beyond that. I am hated so much by my stepsons mother that she litterally makes every single weekend that my husband and i have together miserable. I think in her eyes i stole him from her because when he was obviously over her she was still trying to salvage whatever she could of the relationship and in her eyes i swooped in and broke up their happy home. Obviously that was not the case being that my husband pursued me for three months before i gave him the time of day, She will not let me pick him up from day care drop him off, make a deciscion on anything, NOTHING! I recently read many posts saying that they agree that waking your child up in the middle of the night to get them used to peeing on the potty them selves is the right thing to do. She is disgusted that my husband and i decided to try this method with out consulting her. If she makes a decision about him she would never ask ny husband or my self what we thought but we apparently have to discuss every parenting technique we choose with her. Now if she were a nice person and my husban and i agreed with her parenting techniques at all we would for sure discuss this with her but she is the most bitter, evil, insensitive, resentful, closeminded, selfish, disrespectful, person and mother we have ever met. I could tell you stories of what she has done that would make your jaw drop and we dont have custody for one big reason... shared custody gives you every other weeked and one day a week and we get him 4 days a week sometimews 5. We dont want to see him less. Right now she is going through another one of her famous moodswings and seeing andrew every other weekend and all week and now giving us only every other weekend when we just had him thurs throught sunday because she says we make decisions without her cause of the waking him up in the night decision we both made. If someone out there tells me why i should wake him up i would like to know. I just want to get him pottie trained he feels so guilty when he pees the bed so we are trying to help he is 4 and a half. she is a horrible human being and i dont know what to do. Dealing with her consumes our lives and i am so glad i found this website because i dont know who else to vent to.