Friday, September 30, 2011

sick day.

Today was mine and Byron's first sick day together. By that I mean, he is sick and I stayed home from work to take care of him. Although he has been sick many times before, I guess this is the first time I have actually taken him to the doctor, etc. As much as it kills me to see him feeling so bad, it makes me feel good to know that I was trusted enough to take care of him... or at least drive him to the doctor who can prescribe the drugs that can take care of him, haha.


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It is an interesting role, this stepmom gig. You constantly wonder where the boundaries are; trying hard to be there for as much as possible, but not wanting to step on any toes.  And of course, I have never been a parent of any kind before, which also makes knowing what to do that with a teenage boy that much more confusing.

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But being a stepmom also means you get to buy him milk shakes when his throat is sore and 3 movies to watch when he is feeling bad.  It means you get to have an extra person around to hangout with and take on adventures.  It means celebrating exciting milestones like first jobs... and first loves.  It means joking with each other about the fact that we are from the same generation and like the same kind of music (which is way to young for Max, hehe).

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Maybe I don't know everything and maybe I am not the best stepmom around, but I do know wouldn't change our situation for all of the money in the world.  Byron has added so much more to my life than I ever expected and for that I am forever thankful.

**On a side note, these pictures were not taken when he was sick... I'm not that crazy :)


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