Personally, this is something I’m super sensitive about.
I will explain one time that it was she plus 4, PLUS he plus 2 and then along came me.
To be nice, I will honor the need of someone to define the “steps” and “halves” ONE time. I will satisfy their need to tell me that i don’t have any “whole” siblings. ((🤔🤔they seem pretty whole to me)
Then I will graciously explain that these are my sisters and brothers…this is our family…the end. And I will ask with a heart full of seriousness and respect…can you please not use the above lingo again?
This is my original sense of belonging, these are my people and I thank God every day for them.
Also…I have the dearest sister’s sister (my sister) in the entire universe.