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September 03, 2006

A question of semantics

So, yeah....Son's birthday party is coming up in a couple weeks, and this year my parents may actually be attending. A friend of mine said she couldn't wait to meet the woman who spawned me; I don't know quite how to take that.

But my issue here is this: do I introduce my parents as "mom n' dad" or "mom and step-father?"

(Isn't this stupid?)

See, my step-dad has been more like a father than Real Dad ever was, but yet everyone close to me knows RD passed away. Usually I just refer to step-dad by his name, but somehow that feels kind of disrespectful when introducing him.

I guess, in the long run, it will make no difference, as everyone will be concentrating on keeping all those little howler monkeys from tearing my house down.

Anyone want an invitation to the par-tay? Please! I could use a diversion!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 07:06 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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"This is my mother and her husband"

Or "These are two people I found wandering around at the airport and brought home out of the goodness of my heart."

Posted by: agent bedhead at September 3, 2006 11:38 AM

I like Agent Bedhead's second suggestion!

Seriously, I would introduce him as your stepfather, since that is his legal relationship to you. Those near 'n' dear to ya know he's "more" than a stepfather. Everyone else can learn as they go along.

Posted by: junebee at September 3, 2006 12:22 PM