Wednesday Wonderings

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 4:52pm

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 5:38pm
right now, I'm still figuring out the answer to this question. I've been a part of the girls' lives for almost four years now, but I've only been their step mom for 2 1/2 months. I live with them full time now and I sometimes feel like a maid, pshycologist, the answer machine to all questions, and a dictator all rolled into one. Once in a while I'm able to step back and laugh at myself. While this feels like a ton of work, I'm sure I'll get used to it. But watching SD19 work through a summer of athletic work outs, then the set back of having her tonsils out, then on to the final week of try outs and seeing her having the time of her life has been super encouraging. I get a text some days saying "I'm not doing as good as the other girls on my lifting-so I guess I'll have to show them on the court?" and I know she's getting it. My reply was "Yup - you can do this!". the smile on her face that night made me know she made it through a tough day!!! And SD10 is going to stick with band this school year. Waiting through her decision felt like forever, but it was her decision to make. I might have only had the tiniest part in these things, but it's great to know I helped them out a little bit. It feels great!! So yes, the constant questions wear me out, but knowing I was a little part of building a life is pretty awsome.
KRISTIE
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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 9:52pm

As one who thought she may never be a parent, many of the little things are great.....a trip to the zoo, the circus, the movies always made me cry.

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:16pm
Being part of someone's life and watching them develop through so many different stages, learning to walk, talk and think, loving you and challenging you to turn into a beautiful person.

I wasn't specifically planning to have any children but having one certainly gives you a different outlook on life.,
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