I realized this morning I am a good stepmom! It's not easy (or natural for me) to admit I do something well.... but being a stepmom -- yeah I got that covered!
Mind you I had lots of practice being a Mom to my own two daughters... learned from my mistakes (I hope)........ and now I have a whole slew of tricks up my sleeve to make life run a little easier.
I remember my own Mom saying that having a child later in life helps keep you young. And I do believe she's right. I am relearning what the cool toys are -- that Sesame Street has changed .... that Santa still lives.... that "I love you" sounds just as sweet as it always did........
AND I am learning new hairstyles -- that get done on one cup of coffee before the sun is up --
BUT so worth it when the lil one checks the style out in the mirror and declares "I LOVE IT S!!"
Don't get me wrong -- it's not all sunshine and lollipops......... some days I wonder what the hell I got myself into........ some days I shed a tear or two and longingly remember my freedom days........ but all in all being a stepmom is a good thing....... gaining a 'bonus' child so to speak.
And as I sit here I realize I did something very right with my daughters.... they love and accept both Sir Steve and his lil one as part of the family with no question and no jealousy.
Life is very good when a family comes together..........