Well half term is over and the dsk's have gone home and I'm so proud of myself for how I've been around them, I never felt angry or annoyed that they were here and we had loads of fun. Ds loved all the attention and was quite sad when they left. Dsd was always commenting on how much fun she was having and even though dss missed his mum and wanted to go home he still said he had loads of fun so thats a bonus, I just wish I'd come across this site when me and dh first got together then I would have handled being a step parent more easier knowing there were others in the same position with lots of advice, but what is in the past is in the past and we can only look forward and I'm so glad I'm in the position that when my dsk's come to stay I'm looking forward to it and even planning what we'll do. Well done me, lol!!