Some stuff has happened recently that’s had me thinking about the influence step-parents have on their step-children. We can’t ever really know in what ways we’ve impacted the development of our children’s personalities (nature vs nurture and all that), but I can see the positive impact D has had on Jackson, and I’m grateful for it. It’s an influence that would have otherwise been lacking in his life, and I believe he’s better for having it. I can only hope I’m making a similar positive impact in Freya’s life.
I also wonder how the other parents view these relationships. Is it difficult for them? Also what impact will their potential future spouses/partners have on the kids? How will D and I feel about that? I have yet to be jealous of Jackson’s interactions with my ex’s gf but will that change if things get more serious between them?
Development is such an interesting topic. I love watching these kids grow up and transition into mini adults.
**this post brought to you by hour three of insomnia.
We’ve spent a good part of our evening classifying friends, family, exes, and even the kids, as D&D characters. Full stats, race, class, and alignment. It’s been fun and also scarily accurate. We made a chart so we can remember. We may be a bit intoxicated. Just a bit.
What a lovely day we had! I even love this awful selfie!
Facials, followed by lunch, followed by pedis, followed by seeing A Simple Favor. That movie was a mind fuck. It was also one of the rare instances where I preferred the movie to the book.
We need to do bestie fundays more often.
Now I’m waiting on the husband to get home so we can start date night. Tuesday ftw!
I want my fucking lymph nodes back. Can’t even get a ten minute gentle massage without my lymphatic system losing its shit.
I think I need a social media break.
Took my kid to Dunkin Donuts on the way to school. He got a jelly donut. I got nothing. Every little bit helps, right? Right.
My step-daughter believing this is an acceptable place to leave her expensive video camera is a good indication as to why she has broken every single electronic we’ve given her. 🙄
Starting on Sunday, I get him at home for an entire week while his dad is on vacation.
I received a sweet note from a friend today that said I’m one of the most stylish people she knows, and it made me feel all warm and happy inside. I really needed that so much at that exact moment. 💙
Fall is when we do our home projects. We spend our spring and summer drinking and traveling. We spend our fall and winter decorating the house.
Since Labor Day:
We have several projects we intend to complete prior to our big annual Halloween party:
- Painting the guest bath (either teal or violet – currently struggling with this decision)
- Putting the hardware on the kitchen cabinets/drawers.
- Trees and plants for the great room.
- Fixing our fire table and purchasing a small fire pit.
Oh and we’re getting a new bed. I’m very excited about this.
We’ve also been discussing landscaping, but I’m having a hard time finding what I want: an Autumn Blaze Maple.
I need to update the entry way with fall decor; specifically the table. I also have a fall wreath in the basement. I’d also like some pumpkins and mums for out front. That would be a good project for next weekend.
I just love this house so very much. ❤️❤️❤️
Digital witnesses, what’s the point of even sleeping?
If I can’t show it, if you can’t see me
What’s the point of doing anything?