happy valentine’s eve!

Thank god for the “save to draft” feature.

Today has been a fucking shit show.

I’m home now though and soaking away my troubles in my giant bathtub. I had a lovely evening with my kiddos — even after a slightly uncomfortable conversation with the soon-to-be-teen about a topic she’s very defensive about but won’t stop bringing up. Sigh. Whatever…I’m going to keep it real with her like I always do. It’s my job. Parenting ain’t easy, y’all.

Just so I remember:

At one point she said, “I think you just have higher standards than most people,” to which I replied,”No, I just actually have standards.”

She couldn’t really argue with that and so I changed the subject. I figure she can chew on that for a bit and we can discuss it more later.

But all’s well that ends well and tomorrow is another day!

Oh and happy galentine’s day to all of my fabulous ladies! ❤️

how??

I met her when she was just a little girl, and now she wears my clothes.

7 years has gone by in a flash.

She looks so grown up.

And despite the fact that she just did a bunch of clothes shopping this past weekend, she wants me to take her again this upcoming weekend for my “expert fashion advice.” I’m game! You know I love to shop.

Yes, that’s a DMB tee she’s wearing. ❤️

I just read some stuff about a friend’s horrible experiences as a step-mom, and it makes me even more grateful for my situation. My step-daughter is amazing. We love each other. We get along super well, like two peas in a pod, but she still knows who’s boss. The boundaries are there, where they need to be. Our relationship is very special to me, and I can’t imagine my life without her. I really do think of her as a bonus child. Nowadays I get along pretty well with her mom too, which makes things even better. I’m really fucking lucky. Don’t think I don’t realize it.

I’m sad for my friend. She’s trying so hard, and she’s a fantastic mother.

Tarot!

Freya was curious, and so I used my new deck to do a reading. She asked for insight into a situation with a girl she used to be best friends with, but who is now “too cool.” Sigh.

We were both impressed with how dead on this spread was. Don’t worry…I told her it’s just for fun. But still, tarot is good at offering a fresh perspective. When we discussed how the devil card fit into things, Freya gasped and said, “That is so…right! Wow!” She then took a pic and starting texting her friends. 😆🥰❤️

Tonight Frey and I watched the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina special Christmas episode. She insisted we hold hands during the second half because she was scared. ❤️