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November 20th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by .Katie. View Post
haha I take it literally because BM abandoned Chloe for her own needs. I like it.

But I'm bitter.
Originally Posted by My2miracles View Post
I have mixed feelings on this one.

DH did step up & become dd's only father so it warms me to read it. On the other hand, I am a stepparent but bio mom raising dsd not me. So in that light I find it a bit insulting because not all stepparents "to the plate that's been left on the table". In this case, I'm just the woman dh married.
You've both pretty much summed up my opinion on it. It suits Katie, because Chloe's mom ran off, leaving Chloe hanging (aka plate on the table).

For Kris, it fits in one sense (cause of a parent who just wasn't being a parent), but not in the other.

For me.. it doesn't fit at all. L hasn't left Reme, he's not a plate on the table. However, DH did leave, he couldn't be happy Married to L.. so it makes it sound like he's the bad guy for walking away, and M's a hero for stepping in. When I reality, DH would take and raise Reme in a second, but to him the best place for HIS son is with his mom.

So... as I said.. I still view it as a negative.

It's like the "Any man can make a baby, it takes a real man to raise a child." DH isn't raising Reme.. so it's like the world doesn't see him as a real man.
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