Hi all, just curious on people arrangements with step children once they start school. When do you pick them up/drop them back?
We currently pick up my step daughter every second Friday afternoon and drop her home Monday morning.
I don't love this arrangement, my own daughter is 5 so it's an extremely early start on those Monday's, DF & I both work and my step daughters mother lives 1.5hrs from us so they're out the door by 7am so he can get to work on time. My DF does nothing to help get my DSD ready and out the door on those Monday mornings, I get her up, dressed, fed and pack her bag, brush her teeth etc.
She will start school in January and I would like to drop her home on Sunday evenings. Her school is also 1.5hrs from where we live.
My DF thinks I'm being unreasonable as its his time with her. I understand this but he could drop her home late on Sunday which means he's only missing the 1.5hr driving time on a Monday morning. I think it will be very difficult for her to have to take lots of bags to school Friday & Monday on the weekends we have her, I also know that i'd be the one stuck with washing her school uniforms etc on a weekend so they're ready for Monday, I'd be the one packing her lunch etc. It's already hard enough on those Monday's getting everyone organised and out the door.
I'm also pregnant and will have a newborn when she starts school so it will be even harder again.
Advise please? Thanks x