Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
I have five step-grandchildren. We made it easy and got rid of the "steps" and "adopted" labels.
My only Grand Daughter is engaged to be married. We learned this last night when we called to Colorado to make sure all are okay there.
Wise decision. I hate the expression "step."
One time someone referred to my oldest daughter as Spike's half sister. That was the first time I had ever heard anyone say that. It never occurred to me that some of my children were "half". My youngest is also a "half" child. Which half? The top half or the bottom? The right half or the left half?
Step children. Which step? The third one from the bottom or from the top? Which flight of stairs? It sounds like depending of their status in the family which set of steps they get to use. The ones in the back of the house or the front?
"Ex" is another one. I prefer 'former'. Ex sounds like they were done away with. Wiped out. There are kinder words in our language to use. And some we don't need to be using at all.
I do hope everyone in Colorado is okay. The situation there looks grim to say the least. Isn't there one of our members saying all summer that they were in need of rain? Prayers for all of them.