quiet on the western front
With only a few days to go until our vacation to Las Vegas and a peaceful breakfast this morning with MIL that didn't end with her going on and on about what a horrible job I do as a step mom (she actually told me that she's glad DH has me and I'm in their family), I feel myself breathing in a deep sigh of relief. Chances are it won't last too long, but at least I know I've got a good two weeks. Yesterday I got my copy of Stepmonster and I'm just about finished with it. I never made the connection before with the historical demonizing of stepmothers in myths and fairy tales, which is funny considering I studied fairy tales in several Women's Studies classes in college and this particular aspect was never mentioned (maybe just that most of us were too young to worry about being step parents) and the present social attitude towards us. I also really liked her play on the word 'wicked'. I always liked that word and it doesn't really bother me to be described as such. }:)
So, I'm out of here for a while (assuming that BM doesn't pull something absolutely shocking and scandalous while we're on vacation that I have to vent about) and I hope that everyone has a good week or two!!