Her opening line was “That’s my mommy.”
Those were the first words Tween Girl (age 5 at that time) spoke to my now husband 5 years ago.
Oh, and she also jerked my hand away from his.
Fast forward to 3 hours later!
Yes, that is about how long it took for both of my kids to become attached to the man who would become their stepfather.
You’re probably expecting me to say that things changed, that they started to hate him, or that he started to hate them.
Their relationship, if anything, is a picture perfect version of what most blended families can only dream of.
And I am not exaggerating.
Most days, I think they like him more than they like me.
How does he do it?
Why do they like him so much?
It’s actually pretty easy to answer those questions.
He treats them as his own.
He shows his love for me.
He knows the value of quality time, with and without kids.
He’s always of good cheer.
He has set boundaries when it comes to his authority.
|Look at that ‘stache!|