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I really can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading. My partner has 1 kid and I have 2 and all 3 of them are treated exactly the same. I guess it helps that they all live with us full time as their other parents have walked out and want nothing to do with them and we got together while all the kids were under 5. But no way in the world would I put up with crap like my kids having to do all the chores while his did nothing. He'd be kicked out real bloody quick.
I wash the clothes, cook the meals like i would for my own children. I don't pick up after them though i draw the line there. He drives them around.
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When I first met my partner he made a huge song and dance about not being able to support or help care for my kids as he had two very young children. He has only helped me out once picking my kids up from osch when I was stuck in traffic.
My kids are older and much easier and his are 5 and 6 and are hard work, as one has ADHD and live with him half the time as mum can't cope. I love walking out and leaving him to cope on his own with a trashed house and remind him that if I help he will get used to it, and that's not fair as my kids are my priority.
My kids and his kid do their own washing and clean their own rooms. I don't tell them to do it or nag, if they don't do it they are the ones that have to live with it. I cook dinner for everyone and I do the dishes by myself every night. This is to stop arguments, my step son refuses to do anything so I don't think its fair only my kids do it. My kids do other stuff like empty bins, clear tables, benches, sweep floors, mop, feed and care for animals. Step son does nothing.