I had the news on the other day and it showed a picture of John McCain and his children, some from his previous wife and some with Cindy. It reminded me of a funny story!
When we moved to Kentucky, Chad was 9 and in the 4th grade. At the first PTO meeting, they had notes written by each child about their family and the kids who wanted to do so read them in front of the other parents. Vince has a daughter from his previous marriage, Chad’s dad has 3 children from a previous marriage and Chad’s dad is re-married and she has three children from her previous marriage. It sounds way more disfunctional than it really is . . I suppose.
Chad has seen Vince’s daughter maybe twice; he’s never seen his dad’s three children from a previous marriage and he has seen his step-mother’s three children often when he was seeing his dad. Even so, I’ve always considered Chad an only child because he’s my only child and he’s never been raised in the house with another child.
So, imagine my surprise and shock when Chad stood up to read his story and the first thing he said was: “I have 4 older sisters and 3 older brothers!” OMG! That would mean if we were a normal family (which obviously we are NOT!), that I would have 8 children. There’s nothing wrong with having 8 children (as long as they’re yours and not mine!) but I know my mouth must’ve dropped open and I could see Vince counting in his head trying to figure out where the 4 sisters and 3 brothers came from.
Kids say the funniest things!