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What's it really like? Having step-children?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I never got with anyone who had kids so I haven't had to enjoy/endure this.

    My daughters ended up with an evil witch for a step-mother. I kid you not.

    Is it fabulous, darling? Step-children? Or did they bring out the worst in you?
     
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Never found it any different from having my own
     
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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Were they ickle bickle?
     
  4. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    One was
    t'other three were teenagers
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Step-daughter is 19 and at uni. I've known her since she was 16.

    We get on fine, have never argued [unlike her and mother] but we aren't 'close'. I do feel guiltyish about this... I'm toying with suggesting days out with her when she returns...

    We get take-out together though...
     
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  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Four! Crikey. That's good going. Respect.

    @lanokia Yes, better not to mention what you've taken to calling her on here. All in jest, I'm sure. ;) Ah, you're sweet though. Making an effort to bond with your step at that age. Good husband.
     
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Step-son is simply lovely., a genuinely lovely person. He's never caused his mum or dad a moments worry . . he's just one of the good natured, mature and sensible types. I've known him for 10 years, but never lived with him nor had any part in raising him . . . he's now 24, lives with his g/f and is currently off playing a gig at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. I do sometimes wonder if he's made the right choice in following a musical path, rather than using his degree in electronic engineering to earn some money . . . but he's happy and that has to count for an awful lot.
     
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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah you mean daughter-beast... yes might be best to not mention that.

    She is quite sweet in a grumpy sort of way. And I try my best... all rather new to me.
     
  9. Whiskas

    Whiskas New commenter

    It's been frustrating, heartbreaking and wonderful. Youngest is now turning 17 and I've known her since she was 2. She is one of my best friends. Her brother is 20 and too cool to associate with his dad or I very much, but seems distantly fond of us (around dinner time when his pay check is due). A bit like one's own children but diluted?
     
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You're all so lovely. I wish my daughters had had you guys as steps instead of Mrs Crazy.
     
  11. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    They were vile evil little runts and worked tirelessly being obnoxious, self-centred and supported by their mother (for who they could do no wrong) until I left them to it.
     
  12. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    It sounds as though you've been a great step-parent :)
     
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Downside... this Friday she wants a lift home from uni...

    But it's Friday! And I'll be tired! And I want to play Fallout 4!

    No fair.
     
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  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    'Wags finger at lan'.
    That's what being a parent is about! Doing stuff you don't want to do, putting yourself out for the kinder. Anyhoo, you can use the journey for a bonding session!
     
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  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Yeah, you said you wanted to bond. Get to it.

    Fallout 4????
     
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It's fun!

    Yeah I know, good parents... allowed to grumble on here though aren't I?
     
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That's true...
     
  18. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    But make sure she doesn't see it- or her mother for that matter.
     
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  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    We won't tell.

    You have a good moan!
     
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Grumble grumble kids... grumble grumble dunno they're born... grumble...

    Ah she's a decent kid. Got herself a first for her first year at uni. Might not be my genes but I'm very proud of her.
     
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