Raye - posted on 10/20/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a step-mom, and I've been conflicted about whether to speak to my step-kids about when waiters or other people in public refer to me as their mom. Sometimes they correct the person, and sometimes they let it slide. I'm not offended when they correct people, because they're just being honest and are not mean, but the people seem embarrassed by it. I would rather let it slide, because I don't want the kids to interpret my response as me not wanting them to be my kids. But I feel like I should say something so the person is not embarrassed versus letting them be corrected by the kids, or tell the kids that people don't mean any disrespect to their mother by calling me their mom and not to correct them.
Please share you suggestions and/or experiences.