Ok. Whose kid was at my house last night?
Skid3 (youngest girl) has a project due tomorrow at school. She was assigned a partner, another girl: Lets call her Kelly. (not her name).Kelly's step mother dropped her off for the kids to work on the project. Kelly came over right after school and stayed through dinner, project was FINALLY done at 9pm.
During Kelly's stay at our house, I overheard twice, "Your mom is so cool" It was at dinner she realized I was step mom. Not Mom. So I got the whole dramatic story of how she has a step mom and she is mean/horrible/abusive/etc. How she wished her step mom was more like me. Yeah right. Sure you do kid. You don't "know" me. But let's play along....
What does your step mom do that is sooooo bad.
Poor kid has to keep her room clean, do chores, get good grades... you know NORMAL stuff kids have to do. Then she makes the comment "And she makes me do my own laundry"
DH, skid2, skid3 and skid4 all said at the same time "No! DO NOT bring up step kid laundry around JHW!!!"
I laughed until I cried.
I did however over hear skid3 tell Kelly after dinner "You know, if you treated your step mom the way you treat my step mom I bet she would be nicer." The kid was polite, charming and used manners with me. A little dramatic as teenagers are prone to be, but not a "bad" kid, no attitude, normal well behaved kid.
Step mother came back and picked Kelly up. Nice enough lady, seems a bit defeated. And it was like watching a light switch flick. Kelly went from nice... to uber bitch the moment her eyes landed on her step mother.
Girls wanted to go to the Mall Saturday... so I invited her step mom along. Skid 3 is anxiously awaiting the shopping trip (she figures this time when I blow it wont be at her and it might be funny to watch lol). Step mom seemed tickled that she was being invited along for girls day.