Carine - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )
I need advice. I have 2 children of my own and 2 step children (8yrs and 9 yrs) living with us 3 days a week. Over the past few weeks my step children have been asking me if they can call me mom. They do have a mother and understand that I am not the biological mom. My spouse and I have discussed this and he is a "stumped" as I am. The mother has previously stated that she would not discourage the kids from calling her boyfriend dad.To complicate the sittuation my 3 year old son refers to my spouse (not his father) as daddy. We did not discourage this as he rarely see's his biological father. I simply told the children that I really needed a little time to think about this and that it was a decision we neede to make as a family...any suggestions???