Lindsey - posted on 08/10/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
This morning, my stepdaughter said the words that I've been dreading, the ones I hoped wouldn't come, yet expected to hear eventually: "I wish that I didn't have a stepmother!"
Can I even begin to explain how much it hurt, and how weird I feel now? I'm glad she was in the living room and I was in the kitchen. That way I could turn my back and cry silently for a few seconds. My reply was, "I'm sorry I happen to be another adult in your life who helps take care of you and wants the best for you."
It sure was a bad way to start off the day. And all we were talking about was whether she can have caffeine on school mornings (her dad AND mother forbid it strictly). I let her know I was backing them up, and that's when those words came out of her mouth. I'm so sad now honestly. I'm just trying to do my best.