Thanks For Being an A**hole to My Son

Blending families and step parenting can be a nightmare. I know this first hand. When my son was 21 months old I met Erik on match.com. He was just 28 years old and wasn’t even thinking about a family yet. But for some crazy reason he decided to respond to my match message. He knew I was 5 years older than him and that I had a young son. That didn’t stop him. We began dating and eventually married. I have so many precious memories of Erik and Matt. Matt used to call him Guck because he couldn’t say Erik. We still hear that name today. I remember him taking Matt to see the Spongebob movie. We were just dating at the time and I was so surprised he didn’t ask me for money. One night he showed up at my condo with a gold fish. Matt was obsessed with Elmo...