To bring this back on track...sorry..here is what I have seen over the last year with Redpepper's son. (6 years old)
Wow a new playmate and friend to hang out with and show my toys
Quiet at times, looking introspectively at his mom and me. The look of "are you here to take my mommy or replace my dad? Hesitancy and a little defensive.
Phase three (the one we are in now)
Considers us all family, in his words a team. Looks forward to our time together as a family as well as getting some private times. A little jealous of his Mom for hogging me LOL!
In short - I think he is a very happy and thankful boy. He happily bounces around all there of us in social settings and tells me he loves me. I love him as well.
I see no negatives outside of external opinions to any child in a loving environment with loving people in it..no matter how many.
Playing the Game of Life with Monopoly rules.
Monogamy might just be in my genes
Poly Events All Over