There’s no question that divorces are painful situations for both parents and children alike. But they can be especially difficult when one of the parents re-marries to someone who their child can’t stand. Especially if that someone happens to be close to their age or younger! Tensions can build between a daughter and stepdaughter, especially when they are so close in age. The battle for dad’s affection can be both subtle and apparent in these situations. Then when you add the animosity between the younger stepmom and dad’s ex-wife, and we’re talking some really awkward holiday dinners, folks! The following joke involves a stepmom who stepped beyond the boundaries and learned a hilarious lesson in respect from her stepdaughter’s real mom.
With Jennifer’s wedding day getting closer, nothing could make the excited bride lose momentum. Not even her parents’ divorce. Although it had often been a constant source of stress for the young bride, she was able to put it out of her mind and just focus on her big day. Jennifer’s mom had found the perfect dress and would look like a beautiful mother-of-the-bride on her daughter’s big day. Everything was going smoothly. Until, just one week later, Jennifer discovered that her father’s 25-year-old wife had bought the exact same dress as her mom… Obviously, this was not okay. So she asked her stepmom to return the dress and get another one since her mom had it first. But the young wife refused.
“No way! I look amazing in this dress, and I’m wearing it,” she replied. “Your mother will have to change hers.”
Jennifer broke the bad news to her mother and expected the woman to be heartbroken. But the mature matron took the news surprisingly well. Jennifer was shocked.
“Don’t worry, darling. I’ll just find a new dress. It’s your special day, and I will not less this get in the way.”
Just a few days later, they went shopping to find another beautiful dress. They had a great time together, and her mom tried on almost a dozen more dresses. Then just before the store closed, she found the perfect replacement.
The mother-of-the-bride bought the dress and then the two went out to dinner.
While they were waiting for the entrees, Jennifer asked her mom, “When do you think you’ll return the other dress? You don’t really have another reason to wear it anytime soon.”
The bride’s mother smiles her big smile. Then she said:
“Of course, I do! I’m going to wear it for the rehearsal dinner the night before your wedding.”
Jennifer couldn’t help but laugh at her mother’s perfect revenge. If the young stepmother hadn’t tried to meddle in their family affairs, she could have been saved from an even worse embarrassment.
That’s what happens when you mess with the wrong mother!.
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