Wednesday, November 17, 2010

But I might stick a poison apple in your stocking

Shylee: Are we going to have a Christmas tree this year?

Me: Of course we are. Why do you ask?

Shylee: I just thought you might not let us have one.

It's interesting to learn that you're perceived as the kind of person who might blacklist Christmas trees. My mind raced, trying to pinpoint the moment I had said or done something to make her think that. I was sure I'd never given her that impression; I love Christmas!

Then it hit me -- I'm the EVIL stepmother! I'm supposed to ban Christmas trees and kick puppies and things of that sort. Sometimes I have to be reminded.


  1. Ha! My step-daughter is 10 and I KNOW she has thought of me as the evil step-mother before... However, I also know she loves me dearly. Step-parenting is hard, especially when you have one of your own. Now get back to making her scrub that floor on her hands an knees with a toothbrush!

  2. Stacey, you're so right. Being a stepmom is very challenging at times, but fortunately it's a job that comes with it's own perks... you know, besides assigning all the dirty housework to her. ;)

    There is SO MUCH love between us, and as hard as it can be (and WILL be during those teenage years) I am very grateful to have her.

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  4. Thank you, Melissa. I certianly hope to hear from you again. :-)

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