No Bonus Mom Here
I have a friend who doesn't seem to understand that I don't have a "Brady Bunch" relationship with my SK's anymore. We tried and BM did her best to interfere. The important thing is DH maintains his relationship with his children, which he does.
However, for the last few years on Mother's Day my friend will send me text messages which will say something about a Bonus Mom. I am far from that. SK's don't rely on me for anything nor do they reside with us. I made/make no contributions to their upbringing. If I attend anything regarding their extracurricular activities it's merely to support DH. Trust and believe if his parents and siblings resided in the same state I would stay home or find something else to do.
You would think the giveaway would be that I never voluntarily bring up SK's in conversation.
Does anyone else have a similar experience ? If yes, how do you handle it?
I just don't say anything because some people simply don't understand.