Sometimes, something good…
Today, SS12 goes back to BM's after 12 long days (she was on a cruise). It hasn't been too bad, but there have definitely been some issues and I think H and I are ready for 12 days of adults-only.
Today I called my MIL to let her know we'd gotten a package she'd sent that had taken forever to arrive. Before we rang off, she told me she was sending me something for Mother's Day. She said she knows I do a lot for H and SS and that I'm teaching SS a lot, so she wanted to send me something so I would feel appreciated. "Hopefully SS will appreciate you the way he should, though that may not be until he's older."
Really took me by surprise. She and I have a great relationship, but it made me feel so nice to have someone other than H acknowledge me in any way.
Anyway, I hope all of you in Stepland are appreciated in some way in the days ahead.