If you have a stepparent or stepparents do they treat your children as their own grandchildren? How old you when they came into your life? Any step siblings?
My answer to the questions above are: No my children aren't treated like grandchildren. I was 14 when my step-mom came into my life and 17 when my father and she married. I have two step siblings that are in their 40's that I hardly ever see.
The reason why I am asking this is because I feel like I am getting the short end of the stick perhaps I have a jealous problem or perhaps I am not being treated fairly. I know its ridiculous I've known my step-mom for 11 years and we don't have a connection. She is hot and cold. We had a situation to where I was only going to ask my dad as he had planned for a total of 3 hours with the kids instead of 2 but, stated if he had other plans it was fine. He said yes she made a face. I asked her what was wrong? She said "Well the whole grandchild thing is your dad's idea". Good thing Cody and Sophia didn't hear it. We had a late breakfast with them as it was by the time they back to their house it would only given them 1 hour to even spend time together. Dad offered for us to have time for us to be alone a week before this was going to take place. For 1. My father sees us and the children maybe once a month for an hour at our house 2. My father and step-mom only visit with the children alone without us every 3 months. We live 20-25 minutes apart. My father goes to see every ballet, every little show his step granddaughters are involved in. The do so much more with her grandchildren. I asked my MIL's opinion she thinks its not fair how we are treated. We aren't ever invited to Christmas Eve Dinner with the whole family and my brother is. We were finally invited for Easter this year. Sad that we have to be "invited" but, we never know about these things until the day after. I am at a loss of what to do. Is it the same for anyone else on here? I am wanting too much for feeling like I should be included?