When sks call to say good nite to DH, do u say good nite to them, too? Do your bio kids say good nite? This started with us when sks started to ask for me and their siblings. Likewise when my dd's are with my ex, they say good nite to DH, and dd14 and dd11 txt frequently throughout the week. Recently, sd11 started calling me in the mornings, every morning, when she's already at school just to chit chat buz she was bored and it's now an everyday thing. Bm seemed to have no problem with it, until I had the baby. Now she hovers over every conversation she can. We can still talk freely in the mornings about stuff, silly stuff really, we just talk about a you tube video she wants me to see, her crush, what the teacher did to annoy her. And she tells me what DH says about the same situation. I also get to talk to sd7 and we goof off. But last nite, she wouldn't talk to anyone bc bm was hovering. When they are here, I ask them to go to their room to have conversations with bm. They need their privacy. DH and I do the same with my ex. He hovers, too, btw. Bm is just worse. Anyone have any advice?