You're their mom now......how to respond.
Dh has said this to me twice in the past week. Both times the skids were within ear shot (in the car with us) so I didn't feel it was the best time time o get into a big discussion about it. I also didn't really know how to respond.
I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or cause any bad blood in the family....but no, I am not their mom. I am their stepmother, that's it. They have moms....shitty absent mom, but moms none the less.
Any idea on how to gently explain to dh that while I will care for them as children in our family....that doesn't make them my children in the same way that my BSs are my children?