THINGS I LIKE ABOUT BEING A STEPMOTHER

  1. I get a lot of credit and none of the blame
  2. The quizzical look I get when people think the kids I'm with are mine and then they call me "Karen"
  3. Sometimes they accidentally call me "mom"
  4. Even the most marginal assistance in their classrooms is met with over the top expressions of gratitude by their teachers
  5. It's WAY easier to travel with an infant, an 8 year-old, and a 10 year-old than three toddlers
    They even fight over who gets to wheel the suitcases and push the stroller