• "i have two mommies,"

    amelia excitedly announced tuesday night at dinner. “yes you do,” i replied. “i have a stepmother, and i have you,” she said. “no, i am not your stepmother. i am your adoptive mother. and your other mommy, is your birth-mom.” i have never been opposed to talking about this with our kids, especially our daughter. she was 3 1/2 when she was taken from her birth home so she is aware of her adoption situation. but this conversation struck me as odd. she called me her “stepmother”. the only thing i can think of that would lead her to that is maybe there is a divorce situation in a family…