Spanning time

“How old is he, your step-brother?”

“I’m not exactly sure, but I know he’s younger than you.”

“Really? Does this make me older than all your step-siblings?”

“OH MY GOD, IT DOES. And now that I think about it, you’re older than all of their spouses.”

“Get out–”

“Yes! You are! Get this: I’m the youngest child in the family, younger than my brother and sister, younger than my two step-sisters and three step-brothers, BUT I’M MARRIED TO THE OLDEST PERSON.”

“Is it boggling your mind?”


“You need to add one more adjective to that.”

“Really? Which one?”


“I was going to suggest a different adjective, but because I want to write about this conversation on my family-friendly website I’M NOT GOING TO.”