See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I posted this in the introduction thread and Steph advised me to post here to get some more advice and support, so I'm doing just that. Also venting a bit so bear with me.
My name's Jennifer and I'm a 28 year old mom to two children, ages 5 & 6 and a step-mom to five children, ages 1, 15, 16, 19, & 21. My hubby and I have been married since January and things have been great...except during the last three weeks.
He was laid off for about four months and returned to work three weeks ago. Since then, his teenagers have kept his schedule on the weekends completely full which leaves little to no time for him and I. He works day shift and I work second shift, so our time is usually limited to late night and weekends. With the fishing, camping, hiking, movies, and various other activities his children plan with him, my children and I are never included. That generally means I'm home all weekend with just my children and sometimes, my one year old stepson while he's out with his older kids.
This has put a bit of a strain on things outside of the bedroom obviously, but in the bedroom, he's extremely attentive. It's driving me insane! Now, I'm not thinking divorce or anything like that. I'm merely trying to find a way to...gently remind him that his wife and step children need his attention too.