I don't know what to do at this point. I'm engaged to a wonderful man who I love very much. We've known each other for 6 years and just within the last year or so started talking, dating and moved in and got engaged. Things are amazing, until his 4 ½ year old son comes over. Then everything goes down hill SO fast. I absolutely can NOT stand this kid. I've tried to be fun and play with him and the last time we were playing and having fun things were good for a few days, but the minute I had to put him into time out (because he grabbed a soda off the counter after he was told not too several times) he said "You're not a mommy, you're not MY mommy"
The biggest problem (above all the back talking, manipulation and lying) is bed time. He has his own room, but refuses to sleep in it alone. So he sleeps on the couch, but he won't go to sleep unless daddy is with him. We put him down for his bedtime at 9pm and about 3-4 hours later the kid finally goes to sleep. I typically have to set an alarm for 1-2am to go and get my fiancé off the couch and into our room. About an hour later the kid will be crying and screaming. I have to be up for work at 6:45am so this on going game all night gets VERY old VERY quick. In the end my fiancé ends up sleeping on the couch and wakes up exhausted and grouchy. I'm grouchy because I didn't sleep and ended up sleeping alone. Isn't 4 ½ a bit old to be sleeping with a parent?
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