So here we are in Myrtle Beach. Trying to have fun but it's not going well at all. The resort is not what we expected. It's very crowded and loud. We're fun people but this place is nuts!! Also, my easy child/difficult child and husband sometimes clash and it happened big time today. It's definitely more on my husband's part. At home he works a LOT and doesn't understand how to deal with easy child/difficult child on a nonstop daily basis so it's hard for him right now with us all thrown together. My husband is his stepdad and he's really trying to be a good one but it's hard for him sometimes. I get it. I really do but it's frustrating for me because I'm the one who gets stuck in the middle. Tonight easy child/difficult child was acting up and complaining about EVERYTHING! Nonstop. He's bored, he's hungry, he wants, wants, wants. I'm used to handling that kind of behavior but husband snapped. We all pretty much ended up in tears and were *this close* to packing up and leaving for home. I feel like husband sometimes resents easy child/difficult child and has a very hard time relating to him. My husband is a kind hardworking man but he is struggling in his role as a stepfather. It makes me sad because I love him and I love my son and all I wanted was for us to all have fun away as a family instead of the constant struggles we deal with at home. I see happy families everywhere I look and I'm sad. husband is sad. I know we're a strong enough couple to get through this but I hate the process. We just talked and he's going to take easy child/difficult child out fishing tomorrow and talk man to man with him. He loves my son and wants to work on having a better relationship with him and I know he will try. Anyway - just a sad tired vent while sitting here on the balcony and watching the ocean. I hope there are better days to come. Now and always.