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Jan 30 2011

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Wicked step mother

OMFG. I just realised I’m going to be a step-mother!!

At least I think I am. If I move in with my partner and his 16 year old son does that make me a step mother? Is it compulsory? Can’t I continue to be just “Dad’s girlfriend”???

I like that role. It means that after all these years of being the responsible one with my own kids, I get to be the good one.

Though “wicked step mother” does have a certain ring to it.

Better than “grumpy old woman”, which is what I am otherwise in danger of getting.

I don’t know why. I’m certainly not old!

And if everybody would only listen to me and do what I say, then I wouldn’t be so grumpy.

Maybe it’s because my kids’ friends are scared of me. Even the teenage boys . I don’t know what I do to them, but if I work it out I’m going to bottle it and make a fortune. Teenage boys jump when I speak – except for my own son that is. He’s about 8 inches taller than me so he just pats me on the head and calls me cute. Must be his father’s genes.

If I become a step mother then that’ll be the trifecta. Welfare mum, single mum and step mum.

Add to that feminist activist and I’m now officially responsible for everything that’s wrong with the world.

No wonder I drink!

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