In the meantime:
This evening as my stepdaughter was getting picked up, she asked her mom, “can I give Meesha a hug before we leave?” And she ran over and jumped in my lap and gave me a big hug and a kiss.
As she walked back around the couch, her mom turned to me and said, “speaking of which, [SD] has a book with pictures of everyone in it—me and her dad, her dad’s family, my family. If you want to give me a picture of you or of you and [DH] together, I’ll add it in there. She likes to look through it before she goes to bed.”
And I thought, wow, that is one awesome mom. I don’t know if I would have been big enough to make that offer if I were her.
How about you--Has your stepchild's biomom ever surprised you in a good way?