Feeling very left out.
I have been part of my step son's life since he was 10. I've been step mom for the last 6 years. Tonight was "graduating senior" night for the baseball players. The kids get announced and their parents go to the mound, get their picture taken...moms get a flower etc. I lined up the photographer this year, and 10 minutes before the event started they asked my husband and and me how we wanted the names read with us and bio mom. He says, "oh we are going out without you." I was shocked, so was the president of the booster club. So everyone lined up...the event went on several people asked why i wasn't out there...I was embarrassed and almost started crying. My husband later said, "we'll it was just for the parents." Oh I was unaware that I wasn't a parent. Let me know when I am in that role again. I'm devastated and feel so stupid. I was all dressed up, and feel sooooooo stupid.