In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Green-Eyed Lady.” We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?
When my children … underline my children … are introduced by their father and his wife as “our children”, I go crazy. My children are the closest I will get to perfection in this lifetime (my personal and objective opinion) and even hinting that another woman is their mom makes me see green.
Don’t get me wrong. I have tremendous respect and admiration for my ex-husband and his wife. They are honest, hard-working, respectable and admirable people and they adore my children and my grandchildren. But, I can’t stand the look of confusion when my kids introduce me as their mother and the response is, “Oh, I thought – – – – – – was your mother!”
Petty? Yes. For almost 30 years I have obligingly and, I feel graciously, shared my children with their step-mom because she is a good, kind and generous woman who loves them and they love her.
But, please don’t introduce her as their mother unless you want to watch “The Attack of the Green-Eyed Monster,” coming to a theatre near you.