Stephanie - posted on 12/22/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have no children of my own, so it was a true blessing that my husband's daughter is so special and amazing. He is the non custodial parent, so we see her the standard 1st,3rd, and 5th... so on and so forth. Everytime she comes to stay with us, she is stuck to me like glue. I am very attentive and affectionate with her, as I always have been. I don't feel that I have over stepped any boundaries, and keep my relationship with her within our home. Her bio mom is remarried, with several other children living in her home. Lately, my SD has began to express that she wishes I was her mom, I explain to her that I am not her mother, but I still love her very much. Which seemed to get thru to her the first couple of times, but now it is a recurring conversation. She gets very upset when we have to take her home, and doesn't even want to answer the phone when her mother calls. She is five, and constantly complaining about the way her mother treats her, which is very heartbreaking for someone who loves her so much to hear. I have no idea what I should do. I want to help her, and ensure that she is always the happiest child she can be, but I don't know what to do. Anyone else ever find themselves in a similar situation?