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Childfree and delighted (is this wrong)

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JakieOH Sun 02-Aug-15 14:20:00

I care a lot for my DSC but I must admit, I am breathing a sigh of relief they are away back to the mothers. Am I the only one who feels like this? time for a large wine and a spring clean!

MsColouring Sun 02-Aug-15 14:26:17

Of course it is not wrong. I think it is a healthy attitude to have - enjoy them when they are with you but enjoy time without them too.

JakieOH Sun 02-Aug-15 14:38:45

That was the longest consecutive time I've spent with them. There was A LOT of muttering under my breath and more nagging than I thought I was capable of! It was fun but I would struggle to have them for that length of time again. Think I was on my last thread of patients before they left, smiling through gritted teeth grin

Probably if they were here more there would be a better routine and they would behave better, maybe not. Anyway, where did I put that wine

EatSleepRepeat Sun 02-Aug-15 16:13:50

As far as I'm aware, we aren't having the dsc for any extra time over the holidays, enjoy your wine

3CheekyLittleMonkeys Sun 02-Aug-15 16:50:45

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Lullaby15 Sun 02-Aug-15 18:51:21

in my experience, it takes some adjusting, getting used to step kids, especially since I don't have kids of my own. When you're used to your own space and your own clean tidy place, being in control of all that goes out of the window with kids. You find yourself chasing your tail and repeating everything!! Takes some getting used to but getting that 'me' time back feels great - doesn't mean I don't love them or love spending time with them! Have a glass for me too!

JakieOH Sun 02-Aug-15 20:43:43

Well I'm still not entirely great at it but I try my best, what more can you do confused this few weeks has stressed me right out, your wine is helping though lullaby

Dothefridgesquat Mon 03-Aug-15 13:29:30

No YANBU in fact I would go as far as saying I'm well jel!!

Wdigin2this Mon 03-Aug-15 23:21:18

All of my own and DH children were grown when we got together! I have to admit, I would never have moved in together (let alone get married) if DH had children young enough for 'visits'...I just couldn't have coped with it, and I take my hat off to those of you who do!!

hoobygalooby Tue 04-Aug-15 17:25:48

Mine go home on Friday and I can't wait!!!
They have been good but they are
exhausting and loud and I feel like I have no space!

Wdigin2this Tue 04-Aug-15 17:32:51

Yes, Booby, I think that's how I would have felt if I'd ever had a man in my life with young children...which is why I didn't!

littlegreen66 Tue 04-Aug-15 17:44:11

My own DS is grown up and married but my DSS is still in primary school. It's lovely to be child-free (DH and I still feel like we're kind of catching up for lost time wink and DSS can be so loud and seems to occupy every room in the house at once) but when he's not here I miss him. Stepmothers are wicked and never satisfied grin

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