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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Last Night....HELLO I clean up their VOMIT

So last night, Friday, my husband and I went out as a couple to an event.

Another annoying moment of being a step mom is that NO ONE acknowledges you for what you do.

I did not work at all yesterday because the boys were sick so instead of their mom taking off of work, I did. I slept in bed with them and we watched cartoons, I gave them pretzels and Pediasure.
I also cleaned their VOMIT.

OMG let me tell you that I never realized how bad vomit smells and how much I appreciate my parents for cleaning my vomit.

It makes me realize that I really am becoming part of the boys lives and how much I love them.

Well last night of course....a woman we were sitting next to does not ask me "so how are the boys" .....Instead she look to my husband and say "how are YOUR boys".
I felt like bashing this woman for asking my husband and letting her know that he worked all day and I was the one who spent all day with them.....

I just kept my mouth shut. But for all of the stepmoms out there we need to do something about this. I am sick of these stereotypes.


Why does she keep calling. Every night this past week she has called in the middle of the night to let us know that Theodore had a fever.

It is her third child yet she is unaware how to care for him and what to do.

She calls and says....he has a fever "What should I do" and I think to myself gosh I really hope the kids grow up quickly because they  cannot afford to be sick on the weeks they are sleeping at her home.

I know that part of her does it to annoy my husband and I but please lady....if your child is sick put your child first and care for him and worry about me and my husband later.

My husband and I have both explained to her to use Tylenol and Motrin when a baby has a fever. Let's hope she catches on.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


We had a lot of fun this past weekend for Halloween. Simon was Batman and Spiderman. Alvin was Ironman and Theodore was a little spider.

One of the hardest parts about being a stepmom is that I am not with the children all of the time. You may think well isn't that easier???? BUT the answer is a resounding NO and that is because I do not always know what is going on with the boys. For example, on Friday I attended Simon's School Halloween Parade. I was really excited to see him and as he was walking by I see a woman put out her hand to give him five.
I never saw this woman before and I had no clue who was giving my SIMON a "high five". It must have been one of his mom's friends but it was quite difficult since yes I was the one who gave him a bath that morning, got him dressed for school, picked him up and made him lunch and put him in his costume. Yet I had no clue who was saying hello to him.

I am not sure how many other stepmoms are bothered by this, but I am definitely bothered by the fact that I did not know this woman.

Otherwise we had a great Halloween. I took the boys Trick-or-Treating with some of the other moms from the neighborhood and their children. Alvin had a blast since many of the kids who came went to his school.

Also, this weekend was the first time that Alvin called me "MOM" it was such an amazing feeling. I never realized that such a small word goes so far.

We live on a main road but our home is pushed really far back. I would say our driveway takes only about 5 minutes to walk down BUT it is an extremely LONG 5 minutes. We actually had no Trick-or-Treaters. We got the house ready and placed seven pumpkins outside. We also bought a couple bags of candy....but NO ONE showed up.