To start, this is nothing like Cinderella, Snow White etc with an evil step-mother - the step-mother is kind and caring! Just in case people wonder. One of the stories I'm currently planning (which I'm wanting to be a series), I'm planning to have a man who'll have a child; he's widowed and later will fall in love with another, 8 years younger than him. There's only 12 years between the child and her possible step-mother (don't know if I'm going to have the two marry, but I definatlly plan to have them date) - their connection and attration will have to do with the romance the two had in their past lives. My question is, how do you think the child would feel? The child will be about 6 years and at that age I don't think that the child would care too much, if at all, it's more when the child grows up. Should the couple be concerned about this? I'm wondering if the gap between the child and 'step-mother' maybe a little to small, so I'd really like some opinions on this! Thanks in advance!