It’s supposed to be a day of relaxing and pampering, but this mum has opted to take a shift at work, rather than spending Mother’s Day with her stepchildren.
She says she’s not sure if she’s being an a**hole by wanting her stepchildren to spend Mother’s Day with their mother, rather than her.
“It’s not that I dislike my stepkids or anything like that I just think they should be with their mum and I thought she would want the time so I planned the day with just my kids,” she explained.
“My husband told me on Saturday night they would be with us and he must not have sensed my feeling because he goes, ‘Now you’ll have all the kiddos for your day’.”
The couple has eight children between them, so the mum says she knows her day will no longer be relaxing or peaceful.
“All I could think of was I’m not going to get to relax that day and my budget just tripled. We each have four kids but only three – my biological children, live with us full time. Three out of four of his kids come EVERY weekend.
“So I decided to cover another mother’s shift for Mother’s Day. My husband’s now mad at me and I tried to explain to him if I’m not going to get to spend the day how I want, I’m just going to go to work. He’s taking it super personal and I have no idea how to convey my feelings without sounding like I don’t love my stepkids, I would just like a break and I thought Mother’s Day was about mothers.”
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