I have three stepchildren - two older, one younger - plus two of my own kids. The older kids are great, the younger one is a handful (she's 10). Her mom spoils her to death, she had a cell phone at 9 years old, lost that got a blackberry. She buys clothes from high end stores for her - total opposite way of how we live. So when she comes over to our house, she's used to being pampered and we treat her like a normal child. My problem is - she never eats a meal. She stares at her plate for an hour, her father (my husband) lets her throw it away, and then he makes her a sandwhich or buys her a donut 20 minutes later. He says he can't let her starve (LOL).
I get annoyed b/c we budget for our household, having two babies is very expensive on top of normal expenses. If I buy the food, I have every right to get mad that it's going to waste, right? I already got told "she's not your daughter, don't worry about it" from my husband. Am I completely wrong in thinking I have a say in stuff in my OWN house? I know I'm not her mother, but I am asking for respect when coming under my roof. Any thoughts appreciated, step-parenting has only been in my life for 3 years.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Jun. 23, 2011 in General Parenting
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