Saturday, January 9, 2010

SS Finally Says It

I've mentioned earlier in my blog that I've never heard my stepson actually call me his stepmom before. When kids or adults have referred to me as his mom in front of him, he adamantly sets them straight, each time forcefully saying, "SHE'S NOT MY MOM!" But, there has never been further clarification on who or what I am until yesterday.

When I picked up SS from his winter day camp, the camp counselor said, "M, your mom is here to pick you up." He immediately responded with a gentler, "That's not my mom." And then..."She's my stepmom." Ahh! Music to my ears. A complete outsider no more.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, how great. I still get "Dad's girlfriend" (along with my personal favourite "It's not your house!").

But the whole cut-throat-rather-than-allow-stranger-to-mistake-me-for-the-mom thing?

Identical.

Wretched Delilah said...

Nice! That is really sweet.

Junkgirl said...

Thanks for the comments! Yes, what is it with the "THIS IS NOT MY MOM!!!" reaction? Geesh.

Anonymous said...

Years ago when I started this childfree stepmom thing my older skid was introducing me to one of his friends as his stepmother. I said, "Child. We have discussed this." and without missing a beat he said, "this is my EVIL stepmother."

Now where's my hat. I want the hat.