Stepmom gripe

Andrea - posted on 01/29/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Does your child's stepmom claim your child as her own? I hate when in public at my daughter's activities and I overhear stepmom calling my child her daughter. I swear she does it to get under my skin. My daughter this, my daughter that. She does have her own daughter, so I didn't pay attention at first, but then I noticed that she was talking about MY daughter. I bite my tongue, but it gets under my skin.

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Marinoca1 - posted on 10/15/2018

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I think apart of that is to show the child that as the stepmom you don't see them differently. When I have children with my stepdaughters father I won't want her to feel as though she isn't apart of the family if I associate her as "not mine". But I agree with Ashlee, it really depends on the circle around you out of respect to the bio-mom.

Ashlee - posted on 01/20/2012

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I'm a stepmom to a 3 year old boy. I often refer to him as my son. It depends on who I am around though. If I'm around his bio mom or any of her family, I refer to him as my stepson just to avoid the awkwardness. He has lived with my husband and I solely for the past year, so that also makes a difference in our situation. He has called my Mommy since he could talk and his bio mom knows this, so I'm sure she knows I call him my son. She may not like it, but it was his choice and in all senses of the word, I am his Mommy.

Naomi - posted on 04/08/2011

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Your daughter is your daughter and that will never change. You should be glad that the stepmom loves her like a daughter and is proud to call her "daughter". You and your daughter will always have that special bond and nothing will replace that, not even the stepmom.

Andrea - posted on 01/29/2011

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Forgot to add, at moments like these I remember, no matter what, she will always be my daughter. I will always be around.

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