A stepmother has shared how her husband was left fuming after he found out that she didn’t buy her stepchildren any chocolate eggs for Easter Sunday.
The wife explained that she gave her 3-year-old son chocolate eggs. When her husband asked where the chocolates for her stepkids were, she said that she didn’t buy any for her 8-year-old stepson and 10-year-old stepdaughter.
Now she feels cast in the role of ‘wicket stepmother’ after her husband became ‘indignant.’
Writing to Mumsnet, the stepmother said: “I told him I had not bought any, and when he got indignant I said it’s as simple as they’re not my children, they’re his.
“It’s not my fault he’s waited until Easter day when no shops are open. Not my responsibility, but as per usual, I’ve been cast as the wicked stepmother – happy Easter, hey?”
The woman has now turned to fellow Mumsnet users and asked if she’s been unreasonable about the situation.
Parents were divided on who exactly was at fault, with many saying it depends on how far in advance the stepmother was made aware of the stepchildren’s visit.
“If he knew you had been doing things to get ready for Easter, I think it’s fair for him to assume that you would have got eggs for all the children in your nuclear family instead of just your own.
“That said, he’s their parent so the ultimate responsibility is down to him.”
Another wrote: “If he had said ‘would you mind getting them some eggs whilst you were out’ that’s fine. But he just expects you to step in and be the default parent of his children and make sure you got them eggs.”
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