Danny: You're Daddy's wife, huh?
Me: Yes, I am. And I'm very proud of it. Why?
Danny: I know all about wifes. A girl has to marry a daddy to become a
wife and then he's a husband. And wifes have to be very nice to the
daddies. And husbands have to be nice to the wife and have to be good
daddies to the kids. And then when the kids grow up the wifes have to
take care of the husbands because then they will be very old. And then
wifes become grandmas and make cookies. And that is everything about
These are the words of a child in a blended family, with zero living grandparents, and very few married couples to learn from. (Which worries me, because Tom an I say inappropriate stuff all the time and these kids just sponge it up like it's normal.)