I have been dating this woman, she is 31 I am 32. She is a divorcee with a four year ol and a six year old. We dated for four months before I met the kids. I have never done this before, and the last time there was a thread like this I said I never would.
I am new to all of it. She hasn't moved in or anything, but we are getting serious and I think an engagement is in the near future.
I just am uncomfortable being a "step-dad". I like having 'ready-made' kids, but I don't know if I could be an authority figure. I would rather be like the cool uncle (not the weird one that you don't trust your kids with)
I was just looking for advice or info on how to get comfortable with them. How to treat them. She thinks I spoil them already. I took them to the movies with my nephew today and had a great time. I think I could do it. I do need to make some life changes. I'm taking them to Gatlinburg in two weeks to see what it is like day in and day out with them.
I really think they are going to be my step kids sometime in the next two years. Its just new to me. I know this isn't the best place to go for advice, but I am curious.
How was it when you guys first starting dating a girl with kids?
How did you transition from single, to partial parenthood?
they kids are great though, both very nice. The 6-yo is a little too smart though, I'm going to have to watch her. But so far I like the experience, and can't wait to make one of my own soon.
This post was edited on 3/16 at 1:03 am