The pride of owning a home
I just have to mention here that I find it very funny that these stepkids assume that all good things in their lives either
a. rain down from heaven
b. are the work of Mommy and Daddee dearest
c. are somehow the result of them getting rewarded by the universe for doing absolutely nothing.
When in actuality, stepmoms often work very hard behind the scenes to make sure they are provided for, have everything they need, wear the right shoes, pack the right snacks, etc etc.
For example, my stepdaughters love to brag about our house. They are proud that we own a nice 4 bedroom home in a nice nieghborhood, and they love to attribute this to their dad or themselves "picking it out."
When in reality, their dad has often said to me "Without you, I never would have been able to buy a house. I'd still be renting. You are the financial wizard that knew how to do it, who had the good credit, who helped me get my credit cleaned up, and who pushed me out of my comfort zone."
So, they can literally thank me for this house that they feel they are going to inherit ( they arent.). Without me, they'd still be living in a crappy rented duplex where their dad never cleaned the bathroom and all the decor was IKEA. LOL.
Aaand their mom is busy spending all their college money and will probably mismanage their current home mortgage. so..... that will be a wake up call for them.