All tagged Tidbit Tuesday
Today feels like a Monday with the Holiday yesterday. I'm having a hard time getting started even with my steaming cup of tea. At least it's Tuesday and I'm posting Tidbit Tuesday on Tuesday so that's a plus this week! Yeah me!
After posting Tidbit Tuesday last week - many of the comments and conversations I had following brought up the question - Is being a Step-Mom the hardest, most challenging role I have had in my life?
My initial response was Y-E-S, hands down it's been the hardest role of my life!
As I was telling my Hubby this very thing - he said even more than being a Mom dealing with your daughter's Step-Mom? I have had some very serious issues with Malus over the past 17 years. As I took time to think about my relationships with the Step-Mom(Malus) and the Mom's(Bitty/Greta) I deal with in both roles my reaction was still a big YES! I jotted down the some of the differences. Here they are:
Some of my reasons why being a Mom and dealing with the Step-Mom to my child ranks second to being a Step-Mom:
I know it's Thursday, but I'm doing my Tidbit Tuesday post today. I've been on overload for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, I will get my timing back on for the Summer and then, well - it will be Fall! Ugh!
This week, I've been noticing some chatter about - FOOD! Kids and Step-Kids eating that special treat Mom's/Step-Mom's have saved as reward for that long day after work only to find that it was eaten by the munchkins! It's a kids nature to eat what's in front of them. I've tried changing my eating habits to things I know they hate. Then they get desperate - starving - breakdown and eat my treat. They realize WOW - that's fantastic!
Little Hart: Do we have any more of the Kettle Chips?
Me: Yes, they're in the hiding place.
Little Hart: The usual hiding place?
Me: Yes Dahling!
Yes, I have a hiding place - that all my kids know about. It may seem a little wacky and maybe even a little sad, but it's sanity to me. I have an entire cabinet dedicated to the kids needs; cereal, chips, granola, treats. I used to put my treats in that same cabinet. Only to find that when I wanted one or the seven bags of chip in the pantry all were open and stale because each kid decided to open a new bag every time they wanted some or that special treat - just an empty box!