We have a blended family with his kids and my son. We're having some problems with sharing. Should I force my son to share his belongings? Should his children have free rein of my son's belongings when he isn't home? My rule is that my son cannot play with their toys unless they are there to ask or unless their father says it's okay. My husband allowed his three boys to ride my son's dirt bike while we were not home. He didn't ask me or my son. The last time they rode it, it broke and no one has bothered to repair it. His boys now have their own which they ride in front of my son. This hurts me terribly. My son is scared to ride theirs because it's bigger. But at first they didn't offer, until I complained and then they use the excuse that he doesn't know how to ride it. I feel their father should try to teach him --or offer to repair his bike. And when it's fixed I don't feel they should be allowed to ride it without asking my or my son's permission. Is this wrong?
His children receive a lot of things from their Mom's side (expensive things that we just cannot afford) and I am wondering: Is it expected or proper that we spend the same amount on them as my son, who only has me to provide for him? If I wanted to buy him some extra special gift, am I being unfair to my husband's children? I am so overwhelmed and confused.