Pretty much I just need to vent, but I am also wondering if anyone else is going through the same thing:
I am not with my almost-2-year-old son's biological father because he was not a very good person.. well about a year after I ended things with my son's dad, i met someone, and we are now in a relationship and living together, and my boyfriend has never had any experience with kids before me, but does a decent job of parenting still. Well, today he started moving my favorite books down to the bottom shelf of our bookshelf and I told him i didn't want them down that low so my son couldn't get to them. Instead of saying OK, he said Tell him NO when he tries to get them! (with a lot of attitude mind you), and I said that it doesn't always work, he's not even 2 yet, he doesn't always listen to me (and i dont want to take the chance of him ripping a page out or something before I can get to him to take it away from him), so my boyfriend says (again with a lot of attitude) that my son ALWAYS listens to HIM when HE says No.. (which I know is not true, and he said it just to make me mad!) So of course I got mad and said Okay I get it, you're a better parent to my child than I am, and he threw a fit and ran upstairs..
WELL, I was wondering if anyone else goes through the same thing with a non-biological parent thinking they know more about parenting than you do when they have never been around kids up until being around your kid(s), and how you deal with it?? This fight was not the first time that he has acted as if he knew more about parenting than I do, and It really bothers me that he acts that way. Any advice?