Today’s Mother’s Day post comes to you courtesy of Ana and Yoseph. I asked them this morning what the rules should be for a StepMom. Below is the interesting potpourri of their responses, aka their summary of life at our house!
Ana: “Eat protein every day.” (someone’s been listening when I explain why you can’t just eat carbs for breakfast!)
Yoseph: “When you’re a stepmom, you should never make us drink more water when we finish our water.”
Ana: “You can have good drinks like lemonade or soda when you finish all of your water.”
Yoseph: “A stepmom should never make kids get their own snack.” “Do I do that?” “No, you’re nice.”
Ana: “You should have lots of clocks.”
Yoseph: “You should always have a napkin in your lap or you have to count to 12.”
Ana: “A stepmom should show the kids how important it is to love their daddy.”
Yoseph: “Stepmoms should always never make us eat vegetables.”
Ana: “Stepmoms do laundry with the daughter and son.”
Ana: “Stepmoms should take the kids to the park.”
Yoseph: “And go for bike rides!”
Ana: “The stepmom should get new things for the kids’ bedrooms to surprise them.”
Ana: “Stepmoms should take us to plays and movies and the museum.”
Yoseph: “She should give us ginger (ale) when we’re sick and take care of us.”
Ana: “She should write fun things or not fun things on the chalkboard wall so we can see what we are doing.”
Ana: “The stepmom should do a countdown to special days like Christmas and our birthday.”
Ana: “When we get scared, Molly takes us somewhere else so we aren’t scared.”
Ana: “Stepmoms should pray with us before we go to bed.”
It was a sweet Mother’s Day. I felt very loved and appreciated by so many people in my life (including the kids!).
Love love love… You have done this step mothering thing with patience and grace. I’m really, really proud of you.