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Today, as I was picking up my 7 year old daughter at my ex husband's house my daughter started crying saying that she wanted to stay with daddy forever. I asked why. She said her stepmom was a better mommy. Apparently the woman who broke up my marriage is now a better "mommy". FML

By Anonymous - / Wednesday 29 April 2009 04:13 / United States
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By  catatonicsleep  |  17

Sometimes kids play off on parent against the other to get stuff. You know, step mummy's better because she lets me eat fast food, watch tv late... or something to try and get you to do the same. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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By  catatonicsleep  |  17

Sometimes kids play off on parent against the other to get stuff. You know, step mummy's better because she lets me eat fast food, watch tv late... or something to try and get you to do the same. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

By  Horde  |  8

spoiling kids make you popular, and disciplining them make them hate you.. even if it's in their best interest. Sad thing your ex turn your kid against you, but if you want to raise her properly, you cant keep up the "better mommy" stepmom and spoil her too

By  Jimboom  |  11

#2 and #4 have it. Kids will say things that may be hurtful just to try play you off against each other. I bet the same thing gets done to your ex and step-mommy. Though I bet Step-mommy lets her get away with murder because of it.

By  fashion_lover  |  0

Way to get owned by your kid. Appreciate that children are shallow and will soon see the light. The kid's 7, and probably doesn't know, better yet understand what they're saying half the time.

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  babe7260  |  28

Actually a psychologist told me that once, children that age don't have the understanding of the long term effects of what they are saying! My son said he wanted to live with his father, so he tried to get custody! The child psychologist said in court that my son never said that he doesn't want to live with his Mom, just enjoys being at Dads house cuz, they don't have to get up for school, go to bed early, have homework to do etc!!!!! They can't make reasonable requests and understand the consequences of such ! ;)

By  PYLrulz  |  17

Wouldn't be surprised if the step-mom lets the little girl do whatever she wants. I would bet you any amount of money, I can guarantee you that this is the case.

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  bakerella  |  29

Definitely, and when the child is spoiled and unruly thanks to the stepmom that wants to be the "cool" mom, the actual mother will have to deal with that crap. What a shame

By  mobius8  |  0

Ouch. =( That sucks heaps. But as everyone else said, she probably just spoils her, and that's all she's interested in. She wouldn't actually have meant she likes her more. That's just a 7 year olds way of saying "I'd like to stay a bit longer and keep wrapping daddy and his bimbo gf round my little finger, staying up late and eating what I want".

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