Sometimes I feel like I'm looked at as not a "real parent" because I didn't give birth to my kids. I tuck them in at night, kiss their boo boos, comfort them when they're sad or don't feel well, teach them how to treat others etc. Just because they didn't come out of my vagina doesn't mean they're not mine. I would gladly lose my life to save theirs. It just cuts deep sometimes when people make certain comments. Like talking about pregnancy and saying oh but you'll know that one day when you're a mom. Excuse me? Some people's ignorance is astounding.