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Affichage des articles du décembre 13, 2015

Old wife’s kids vs. new wife’s own family

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The story [my husband] tells is of a ghost horse that was prized by braves riding into battle because the pony, already being dead, could not be shot from under them. […]
The Horse-child asks, “Why doesn’t the ghost warrior go to heaven, then?”
My daughter says, “Because ghosts have unfinished business. Everybody knows that.”
My son asks, “Did Mom leave unfinished business?”
My husband tells them, “A mom’s work is never done.”
A health issue can be hard on a family. And it breaks my heart to hear them talk like I no longer exist. If I’m so dead, where’s my grave, why isn’t there an urn full of ashes on the mantel? No, this is just a sign that I’ve drifted too far from my family, that I need to pull my act together. If I want them to stop treating me like a ghost, I need to stop acting like one.
Interesting fact: In the TV movies, a ghost mom’s job is to help her husband find a suitable replacement. […] The TV ghost mom can see through the gold diggers and wicked stepmoms to find that heart-…