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redoryx said:Am I the only one confused by the use of "bio mom" in this situation? I've just never seen that term or birth mother or something outside of adoption. She's his mom. Full stop. I feel like it's just another way for the OP to knock down this woman from her role in future step-son's life.
Use of bio-mom is used regularly when differentiating between a birth mother and a stepmother in online/written discussions.
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I haven't read all the replies yet, but I wonder if the gift opening thing evolved from when gifts used to be displayed? Way back when, before folks lived together regularly pre-marriage and hope chests and living at home until the wedding was the norm, wedding gifts would be displayed in the bride's home. Often this was done with the intent of "come see what we've received" even if it was not necessarily a formal invited event. If a visitor (generally a woman) dropped by, they would be given a "tour" of the gifts. Showers are a much newer convention and may also have evolved from this practice.
Modern registries are very different from the old days (and I mean way back). Back then, it was strictly for china/silver service. You registered at a jewelry store (usually). Families were not rich. It was not uncommon for gifts to be a single place setting of silver (knife, fork, spoon) or one plate.
Logic dictates, ya know, the Atlantic. But I am going to show my ass in that I didn't know salmon came from the Atlantic (oh the shame). I think salmon, I always think Alaska and Pacific Northwest.