Life, Love, and Passports

Happily ever after

I wonder who was the first author to demonize stepmothers? Why do so many fairy tales start with evil stepmothers? Surely there are some awesome moms who step into those really difficult roles and try to make the most of an awkward situation. If I had a stepmother I guess the first thing I would do is criticise  her cooking.

It is a fact of life that some people are just difficult and very hard to please. I would like to imagine that they don’t plan to be this way. Difficult situations can have several effects on people. They either make you strong and resilient or angry and defensive. I can imagine that it could prove quite a challenge living with the latter!

A mother is such an amazing gift and that gift is somewhat extended when you get blessed with a second one. It’s a pity that none of those happily ever after stories don’t end with a reconciliation. That would be the ultimate fairytale to me!


2 responses

  1. beverley

    Its the most difficult job in the world to be a stepmother but the easiest job being a great stepMOM . There is no comparison in what you do , how you do it ,all you have to do is be consistent in what you do with all your kids .What was good for geese should be just as flavoursome as that for the gander .Its when you start compromising and using measuring sticks that problems arise .On the other hand it also depends on the breakdown of the family that also puts added pressure as to how the step parent is treated .If the adults have good moral practices and no malice towards each other then you have a totally different type of step family network .

    August 13, 2011 at 9:35 am

    • Sounds like a winning formula:)

      August 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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