Well, well, well... apparently I have touched a nerve. I must say that those of you who know me know that the idea of stirring up controversy is actually kind of fun for me! Just to be clear... this blog is MY outlet... I reserved my comments for a very long time on this blog, but no more. What I write here are my un-edited thoughts.
That being said, I would like to address some of your comments personally... Oh - wait a minute - I can't reply to you personally because you don't have the balls to leave your email address! Cyberspace is a wonderful thing isn't it... You can talk all kinds of trash, and not be held accountable. How nice for you! So I guess I will address you here so that everyone can read what I want to say to you...
Do not pretend to know me, my husband, my step-children, or my children on the basis of one blog post. I was not even specific about the incident on Mother's Day... NONE of you even know any of the details. But to clear up any ambiguity, my husband was also shell-shocked and not pleased about what happened.
I never, EVER said that I was trying to erase the memory of my step-children's mother. In fact, you may be surprised to know that I have very loving and in-depth conversations with my step-daughters about their mother - sometimes more in-depth conversations with them than their father because they are very comfortable talking to me about her. The children did not know that I was upset on Mother's Day - I would never make them feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about talking about their mother.
Would you be surprised to know we have a tree in the backyard to memorialize her, and that tree will be uprooted and moved to our new home so that we can have the memorial at our new family home. Would you be surprised to know that we went to that tree on their mother's birthday and each said something to her? Even me - the wicked evil step-mother!
I love comments! LOVE THEM! I love hearing from people on this blog, and I have made many friends through this blog. But for those of you who have never read my blog before, or don't know me personally, DO NOT presume to know my situation. And if you do not have the testicular fortitude to leave an email address so that I can contact you personally, then don't bother commenting!
I will continue to vent on this blog! And I welcome your responses to my rants!
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