The ladies of the Real Housewives of Orange County might not know about Girl Code, but they certainly have a lot to say about Mom Code, or in Meghan Edmonds’ case, Stepmom Code. On this week’s episode, Meghan was taken to task by Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge regarding her comments that she wished she was her step kids’ “real mom.” Here to defend her comments, and her HashtagCoolStepmom street cred, is Meghan’s blog.
Meghan begins by assuring us that she and hubby Jim Edmonds do indeed spend time together, also reflecting on the touching funeral services that she recently attended for the late LeAnn Edmonds, Jim’s first ex-wife. “As I write this I am sitting on a plane to visit Idaho for the first time,” shares Meghan. “A highly anticipated vacation for my husband and me especially after yesterday when we watched LeAnn’s family lay her to rest. It was a beautiful ceremony that celebrated her life in the way she would have wanted, but it was terrible to watch my stepdaughters hurt so deeply. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
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After commenting on what a “fun episode” this was to watch, Meghan launches into an explanation of her comments on motherhood. “I want to clarify something I said that might have been lost in translation: when I said I wish I was my step kids’ mom I didn’t mean I wish their moms didn’t exist. I think having a relationship with your mother is one of the most beautiful gifts a child can have and I would NEVER want to replace my step kids’ moms or step on their toes.”
Meghan continues, “Regardless of my relationship or my feelings toward the mother, this is about the kids. And it would be awful to see my step kids not have their mother involved in their lives. I was simply trying to stress how much I love my step kids; it’s hard to share the time we have with them, and it’s hard not to be able to make decisions for them like healthcare or school since I feel so strongly involved in their lives.”
In an effort to
back peddle clarify things even more, Meghan goes on to praise her step kids’ mothers: “both moms to my step kids are amazing mothers and even though we might disagree I would never in a million years try to take away their relationship with their mom. (I even refer to the kids’ moms as ‘mom’ or ‘mommy’… ‘I’m going to take you to Mommy’s house after practice.’ ‘What would Mom say about this new apartment?’).”
I have to ask: what else would you call a child’s mother? Mrs. Edmonds the First? Mrs. Edmonds the Second? #commonsense
Closing her blog by circling back to the heart of the issue, the kids, Meghan reiterates her commitment to respecting their mothers in all things, no matter what. She asserts, “I would never speak negatively about their moms to the kids because it’s not about me or mom, it’s about the kids and that hurts them because mom is perfect in their eyes and I intend to keep it that way.”
TELL US: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MEGHAN’S COMMENTS, AND OF HER EXPLANATION? IS SHE OVERSTEPPING HER BOUNDARIES OR JUST TRYING TO BE A GOOD STEP PARENT?
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