Never do this. Period.
The current Mrs. Kelsey Grammer, Kayte Grammer) dressed up as the ex Mrs. Kelsey Grammer for Halloween. Thanks! This is just the type of public relations all of us stepmothers need. Damn! Hey, Kelsey and Kayte, your costumes are not funny and shows such disrespect that I barely know where to start.
First and foremost, Kelsey Grammer and his ex, Camille, have two children together. How would you feel if your stepmother dressed up as your Mom for Halloween? Hurt? Confused? Angry? The children are placed in a terrible position because two of their parents were only thinking of themselves. They love their Mom. Yet, they love their Dad, too. Now, they have to hide their feelings because it is a lose-lose proposition for them. Plus, what are you teaching them? Is this the foundation of bullying?
Remembering that core mantra of step parenting school, “Shame the parent, Shame the child”. When you are cruel to a biological parent, there is a direct line to the child. The pain you inflict makes a direct hit for your children, as well as the ex. Theoretically, the adults have the skills to put this behavior in perspective. How do the kids reconcile this type of teasing? In this day and age, do you really think the kids aren’t going to see these pictures?
I like to have a good time as much as the next guy. I am not naive to the fact that divorce opens the door to a lot of banter and jokes. I get it. Once you decide to be a parent, free speech is gone. Walk a mile in your kids’ shoes. On this one, Kelsey and Kayte, you showed bad form.