My GF has two kids, she lives in a big suburb, a little bit out of nowhere in the country side and I used to live in a global city. I moved to get closer to her, hence now I'm living with her and the two kids. W've been together for almost a year.
Day to day is ok, I have a job , I'm doing my fair share of the chores.
However, I miss the city and sometimes, I'm rambling about it. Relationship with the kids are fine.
Where the issue lies is the kids are often around us, their dad is here not often because of his work schedule (air flight attendant).
The other things that bugged me a lot is that my GF has a view to what I consider too protective of her kids, not letting them resolve their issue (14 & 11 years old respectively) by themselves.
Because of these two things , we are bickering although not intensively but we are bickering. I feel I'm not understood and I don't have my place with her and the kids and she feels like I'm a loner , because I was single for a long time before meeting her.
I thought about having some activities with the kid. I run and the boy goes with me, on his cycle. With the girl , I'm clueless.
What kind of activities would connect me with a young girl and what kind of global activity would help us , in trying to make us like a "family", which we are clearly not at the moment.