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Well it's a new year and I have noticed that I need to finish last years blog on my daughters IDAHO Day experience. But before I do I thought I would share with you what happened on a 'family' outing to Victor Harbor during the school hols.
Three same-sex families went to lunch at the Victor hotel....three sets of mummies with three kids between us aged 18 months, 5 years and 6 years, Riley being the oldest. There was a playroom and Riley got chatting to some slightly older girls (maybe 8 and 9 years) and excitedly told them at the table were all mummies two of which were hers. Blanks stares ensued followed by rationalisation....one must be your step-mum.
Several days later (kids process these things over days and sometimes weeks) Riley told us she wished she had a 'normal' family and went on to explain to her Mama (non-birth mum) that she must be the step-mum. We talked at length about what the term 'step' means and how her Mama is not a 'step' but was the one who planted the seed (home DIY) to create Riley.
As she gets older and more independent I can see more conversations like this although I hope with each 'chat' we are slowly building her resilience and understanding that her family IS normal....it's just different...and that, I think anyway, is a good thing!
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