"Happy Step Mothers Day" NO! Do you expect something???
I'm just gonna get to the point here. I Don't Want A Card From SD12! No. I don't want it. I don't want to hear her utter the words that day. No, I'm not rude or ungrateful.. Nor am I dumb. I know that hearing her utter the words "Happy mothers day" means nothing to her. Her being forced to make a card in class and giving it to me because she can't give it to her mom is not cool. No, I don't want your cards or your words. They are meaningless.
I will not be a bitch and refuse her card. I will be polite and say my thanks, but we will both know it's a show. A lie. A forced act. She only does it because she feels obligated. She never once called me or made me/bought me a card in years past before DH had custody. She never even said the words even when Mothers Day was on DH's weekend.
I am pretty much disengaged from SD12 and we both seem to be content with our situation. We just kind of coexist quietly. But, I'm pretty sure I get blamed for everything behind my back. Whatever. I know the truth and so does she. No amount of the blame game is going to change it.
I just don't want her to say it. I would rather not be acknowledged, than to be lied to by wishing me a happy day. And I really don't want another damn card that says "Happy Step Mothers Day" on it and then open it up and it's a mile long letter about herself. :sick:
On a side note: I do love getting the homemade gifts DD8 and DS4 make in school