Dear Annie... stepmother edition
To be honest, I actually think the LW has it pretty good. Her SK's don't seem to hate them. She gets along with them and doesn't have to spend overly too much time with them.
I don't understand how she thinks that grown adults who never had her in any form of a mother role would think to celebrate mother's day with her???
She is "dad's wife". Yes, the stepfather gets some acknowledgement, but perhaps he came into their lives younger? Perhaps their mother insists on it? (and mom seems to be the favored parent). Perhaps her husband wasn't as involved in the kid's lives in their youth through choice or PAS?
I would be happy they weren't causing conflict..lol