Bonus dad needs a break

I spent much of the day out of the house. I had a 2-hour event at the local charity where I volunteer. And it was followed by a coffee date with my bonus kids’ bio mom. So, my husband had five hours with all the kids to himself. Poor thing finally had a chance to experience some real blended family challenges all his own. Though he brought into the family five to my one, my one can be a real handful. He is imaginative and creative and very, very stubborn. And I guess he chose today to take a stand. The bad news is that my husband and Justin clashed in a monumental battle of the wills. The good news is that both survived, and according to all reports, my husband handed out discipline in exactly the same way I would have.  We knew these moments would come eventually, and I can only hope that over the long haul, this will strengthen their connection. I feel terrible about not being here for Justin’s tantrum, but I am pleased that all my bonus kids, who had thought Justin was getting special treatment, were there to see the discipline doled out. Maybe this was an opportunity in disguise.

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About bradybonusmom

I recently combined my family (me and my 7-yr old son) with another family (dad and five kids). Needless to say, this has thrown us into a whole new world. We look a lot like the Brady Bunch - except we don't have an Alice.
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