Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

Yesterday afternoon we were having a pleasant drive home, as is the case MOST of the time. Noah had a snow day and spent the day with friends, and Peter seemed to have a really nice day in school. The boys were talking Sonic or Pokemon and out of the blue, Peter said "Jill, you're a really great step-mom." No....I was not giving him a candy bar or promising to buy every game system that exits. I didn't even say we were having pizza for dinner...it was completely unsolicited! Well, I just about burst into tears. I thought I'd have to wait until Peter was 30 before he thought "gee, Jill was really good to me when I was growing up".

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