I have a stepson and I treat him like he is my own within my stepmother abilities. When he is with us I treat him like he was one of the family. He has his own room and we go on about our lives with him there. Sometimes we'll plan something fun for him, or we try and plan something so that he can be involved and we discipline him all the same. If BM or DH ask me to do something for him, like pick up his meds and I am able to, I will do that for him, or if I see a shirt or something that I think he will like I will buy it for him.
at 9:38 PM on Feb. 27, 2011