Carole - posted on 11/17/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
Just wanted to say as this holiday season approaches, give your kids a hug for me. Thanks to changing school calendars, on alternate years in our family one parents sees next to nothing of the kids while the other gets them for the vast majority of the breaks, and this year my step-daughters won't be around much. It's part of the deal when you enter a divided family , and I know that. We have a great relationship, overall, with their mother and they are good, sweet girls. It's her time with them and since they're entering their teens, that time is more and more precious. But when I read about people who can't wait to get their kids *out* of the house over the break, I just want to offer to trade situations! I'd love to have them here driving me nuts.
So when the kids are hyped up on the holidays and driving you crazy, remember that I wish mine were really mine so that they could be here driving me crazy too. It's part of being a stepmother and not infringing on their real mother's time and rights, but man I wish they were here with me and their dad.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and wonderful holidays to you all!