My daughter 17 y/o asked me a good question

Chaya - posted on 06/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I've been on my own since I was 10, my daughter asked me why I am a better parent than my dad's wife. I don't know how to answer her.
My dad's wife just didn't like me, I don't know what it was about, but I hope she had a mental illness because if she was just plain malicious, she's going to have to literally burn in hell, she passed a year ago.
She was more civil to me after I had my daughter, but she didn't approve of my son, who is adopted. (Another adoptee on the way, I hope)
I literally had to wait until after my dad's wife passed in order to finish college because she wanted me to raise my sisters kids while said sister did anything except look for a job. Those children are moms themselves now but I was probably expected to take care of their children too. Nothing was ever made clear to me, I was just supposed to know whatever anyone wanted.
Thank You


Louise - posted on 06/23/2012




You are a better parent because you have had to grow up fast and understand the ways of the world. With what you have been through you have done well not to need years of therapy. Congratulations on making a success of your life and raising your children to be kind loving individuals. Give yourself a pat on the back, you are one hell of a woman!

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