Daughter's birthday party
Every year the 'mom' has a huge birthday for their adopted daughter. Usually 'daddy' is invited, but since I've come along, neither he or myself (step-mom) will be invited to the party.
Well, 'dad' and I decided to 'do our own' birthday party, but the daughter insist we go to 'mommy's' party. Since, the 'mommy' is still in love with 'dad, she told us that having us there would cause 'way too much anxiety and stress.
So, how do you explain this to the 7yr. old daughter? The daughter even told us she doesn't want 'two cakes', 'ice cream' etc....what child doesn't want two parties (rhetorical question)?
Anyways, I just feel bad for her and even though me and dad hoped that the 'mom' could, 'suck it up' for the day...she can't...The daughter is very close to me and she made sure I had an invitation too.
What do you do?