3 hours ago
Life update: I’m officially a stepmom to a nine-year-old
I’ve had several of you popping in my DM’s asking how we do birthdays, so I figured I’d share here 😊 Technically, our CO says that the parent who doesn’t have overnight possession has a 6-8 dinner slot on K’s birthday
But, we all just get together for dinner instead no matter whose night it is. K picks the place, and we meet up for a night of food, laughter, and family
For birthday parties, we usually do a HUGE joint party, but this year, K requested a sleepover with just a handful of friends instead of a huge bash. So we are hosting the party and having Mom’s family over for dinner when the girls eat that evening
We all want to celebrate with K, and we are deliberate about including each other during those special occasions. I know this wouldn’t work for all, but it works for us and I love it
We actually just wrapped up dinner with everyone, and it was a blast. A few years ago, the evening would have been filled with awkward silences and a palpable tension. Today, our evening was filled with great food and even better company!