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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by mommyto3girls View Post
Maia to the rude lady: You know, that's a really poopy question. We are a family, what do you want mommy to say? How about "These two are mine (gesturing to herself and Sage) that one tags along because I married her dad (gesturing to Madison)."

Rude Lady: Harummphhhhh (and storms off)
Hey, give Maia a message for me, will you? Tell her I said she's a very smart kid, and tough, too.

I'm with most of the PP - it depends on who I'm talking to. I usually just say four. I also have a stepson from my first marriage, but since he's never lived with us or his dad, I don't usually include him. My older kids count him when they tell people how many siblings they have, though. DD loves to make people feel sorry for her by saying "I have two older brothers and two younger brothers, and just me, the lonely girl in the middle."
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by mommyto3girls View Post
Its really tricky for me. I often include Sierra (she died 6 1/2 years ago) and I technically have 2 step-daughters. Matt has a 19 year old daughter, she lives with her mom in Maryland and I have never even met or talked to her (she will text us on occasion to let us know she is alive) We paid for half of her lap-top for her birthday and the kids made cards for her, would love to have a relationship, but once a year visits growing up just didn't do that for her and dh (he did make each and every child support payment though).

Usually I say 3 without making distinction. Hate this conversation with people

this is similar for me. Dh only had 2 week summer visits since his 2 dd were 9& 10 (now 17 & 18). Before that we would drive an additional 8hrs (each way) to visit them once a month in their city, but due to the time issue, there was no way to bring them to our city. So I never really "mothered" them and thus have never included them in the "how many children do I have" question.

Even now, when out and about and meet total stranger that we will never see again, Dh and I both say "we have one dc".

We've been in our current town for 4yrs and I don't think any of our friends have met them as we usually use their visits to take family trips (Dh saves up his vacation time for their visits).
post #23 of 26
Simple.

I have two kids.

My husband has three.
post #24 of 26
I think I need to go kiss my husband.

He tells everyone he has three kids.

When at quasi family/friends reunion, his mother introduced the kids as "this is J, Kip's son, Amy, his wife and I and A, Amy's children." He spoke up right then and there and told his mom and her long time but not so close friends.."This is my FAMILY, my wife, and OUR three children." Turned to his mom and said "Mom, the way you introduced my family is disrespectful to my parenting and my love of all three of my children."

She has been awesome ever sense.
post #25 of 26
My husband (dd's step-father) tells everyone he has one child and is expecting a second. He refers to her as "our daughter" or "my daughter".
post #26 of 26
i usually say five boys, but when ppl are like "omg you have 5 kids - you look to young" or something to that affect, i will clarify i have two step sons. i try to treat them like my own and not make them feel like step kids. my youngest step son calls me mom. but there are just instances when i talk about my sons, and not my step sons.
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