Have your children grown up to be the adults you expected and wanted, or are you

Mr. and Mrs. B and sons of Mrs. B, Michael and Mit - This is my family, except for my stepkids.
@kbkbooks (7028)
Canada
November 21, 2006 9:35am CST
I have two boys from my first marriage. One is now 14, and the other 15. Both have grown up to be very admirable human beings in my estimation. They are solid about their morals and their religious beliefs. They know the Scriptures well enough to apply them in life situations. They choose celibacy, non-smoking, drugfree and non alcoholic. Although their father and I raised them together for seven years and then as separated co-parents after that, they have a good sense of home and family in both our new living situations. They accept and treat their stepparents and stepsiblings with respect. They both work hard to earn their own money. My stepson is another story. He is deliquent, lazy, and he lives off us completely even though he is old enough to work. He will probably not finish this last year of high school. He will probably never get a job. Maybe he will read this and feel persuaded (fat chance that anyone will ever change his mind. My stepdaughter is grown and living away from home, continuing her education. She has chosen an admirable path to follow. She and I are pretty good friends for being related by second marriage. I know that I didn't have anything to do with the results of my stepchildren but I try to be a good example for them in as many things as possible. Tell me about how you feel about your adult children. Are you pleased or diaappointed?
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
I have two kids, and two step kids. I enjoy them all more now they are adults (and live away from home lol) I love the lovely young adults they have become, their partners are really great. Life is good with an empty nest :)
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
I should have mentioned our four are all in their early 20s. At 15 my daughter was crazy, someone returned the real girl when she hit about 18
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
22 Nov 06
Thanks for responding. Nice to hear. Congrats.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
22 Nov 06
My stepson is aware of my attitude and disappointment. It wouldn't be a surprise to him.
@binitkedia (1172)
• India
26 Nov 06
i am still a single
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Your day will come.... :-)