Taking a break from my stepkids

Fanny - posted on 02/11/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm a 23 year old stepmom of 2 wonderful kids I love them very much and they have been living with us for the past two years. Recently there's been tension between my little boy and I that has me feeling down and like I'm not doing a good job. It's been a stressful couple of weeks and it hasn't helped that their biological mother doesn't regularly visit or contact them. In the past year they have been with me 24/7. Since my husband works late nights he doesn't get to spend much time with them. We were discussing the issues I've been having with the kids and I felt very guilty for admitting to wanting a break from my stepkids but I've been so overwhelmed and not feeling like myself lately. Was it wrong of me to be honest with him? I don't want him to think I'm getting fed up with the kids I just feel like a break would be good for all of us.

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Andrea - posted on 02/11/2014

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Not at all... All of us moms need breaks..
I am 27 and have 3 kids ages 6 year old boy almost 5 year old girl and a almost 13 month old boy... It is normal to feel you need a time out.. That's what I call it is mommy time out.. It is not easy taking care of kids, when hubby's work late.. My husband has always worked 3rd shift and then run his own business during the day so we see him 4 to 5 hours a night, he has dinner with us helps put kids to sleep then he is off to sleep. Weekends he is home so he spends more time with the kids.. I am a stay at home mom who does that paper work for hubby's business.. I love my kids and enjoy spending every day with them but we do need to take a time out and recharge ourselves... it is important to every one... You did fine by being honest with him, you feel he may have taken it wrong then just explain your feelings.. Let him know you love the kids but need to recharge...
hope this is helpful somewhat.. take care and best wishes...

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