How to juggle a blended family
Where do I start? Let's see. I have 2 sons from my first marriage. They are 8 and 10 years old. The oldest had a close relationship with his dad but not my 8 year old. Their dad just walked out of the picture for someone else and said he never wanted the responsibility of a family. That was 5 years ago. Since I have met my spouse now and we welcomed a baby boy 19 months ago and that really glued us all together. In a month we will be welcoming another baby boy. My spouses expectations of my first 2 children seem to be so high and sometimes he is not so tolerant. He is so great with them one minute and the next he has no patience. I am nervous with baby coming about how to juggle all 4 and have it be fair and none pushed out or treated differently.Has anyone been in a simiar situation? Can anyone offer advice on how to juggle and how to ensure that all is fair? We speak all the time about how it needs to be fair, but it is difficult for him. Needig advice and suggestions and general support...anyone out there?