Do your step-children ever..
say that they wish YOU were their Mother, instead?
This hasn’t happened yet, and I hope it never does! But something that happened over the weekend got me thinking about how I would handle this. My step kids could easily be mistaken for my bios. They have both always been quick to point out to strangers that I’m not their Mother if the topic comes up.
However, this weekend we were looking at kittens.. SD9 and DH were patting one when I walked up to the stall they were at. The Sales Lady said to SD9 "Is this your Mum?" and SD9 nodded!!! I was really surprised as she would normally have said, "oh, she’s my step-mum."
I have said to her some time ago, "Sometimes people are going to mistake us and I can’t always be bothered to correct them, after all, WE all know who we are, and that’s the important thing." I’m glad she seems not as uptight about this as she was, and more comfortable with her own identity, but it still felt weird to me and I’m not sure why.