I just have to brag on DH's kids...
Oldest single s-son, 39, is learning to cook. Yep, the one who has been Mr. Nachos for years. Just open a can and eat! Now he is telling us how to "sear scallops"!
S-daughter, 36, with two little girls ages 1 and 3 has so impressed me with her parenting. They were just here for four days. Those little girls are so good! Never an outburst or tantrum. They play together nicely. Even the 1 yr old only has to be told once and she will stop doing what Mom/Dad says.
She has never given them juice...wants them to drink water and milk. Plus juice with sugar is bad for them AND not to mention expensive. These little savings' help to keep her home with them.
The 3-yr old is very polite..."Thank you, Nunna. Thank you, Grandpa. Yes, please!".
Movies: She does not like Disney movies...way too much violence and fairy-tale story lines. I'd actually been waiting for her to notice. Told her that just because "all the kids have these movies does not mean they are good for them"!
I've watched this young family grow and have see them all get comfy together. Adjusting to parenting has been a road. Her husband is 42.
Their maturity through it all is showing. We talked about how proud I am of them for making mature decisions and choices for these girls and that it shows how they've watched the mistakes of younger parents and learned from their own parents.
It's been interesting to watch these people grow having coming into their lives 12+ years ago. And I haven't had to do a thing but watch! I'm proud to say I am their step mother!