For everyone who ever wanted to know, but was afraid to ask:
Okay, first, my parents got married. Then they had me. So far so
good. Then they got divorced when I was about 2. Then mom got
married. The person she married, Mark, had a daughter, Chloe. This
made Chloe my step sister. Then my dad got married to someone who is
also named Rachel. To avoid confusion, I am known as "Little Rachel",
and she is called "Big Rachel" in situations where there might be some
confusion. Of course, since she is 5'3", and I am 5'7", this causes
other confusion. Both second marriages occured when I was about 5.
Everyone still with me? Okay. Then when I was in eleventh grade, my
mom and Mark got a divorce. This means that now Chloe is my
ex-stepsister, and Mark is my ex-stepdad. See? Simple.
This section is only for those who are really curious or gluttons
To further complicate matters, Chloe's mom remmarried as well, and she
had children with her second husband. This makes them my
ex-stepsister's half brothers.
As well, Rachel's parents were also divorced, and both of them
remarried. Rachel's mom and stepdad had a child, and he is my
stepmom's half brother. Now he has a child as well. So the kid is my
stepmom's half brother's son. As well, Rachel's stepparents were
divorced and remarried, so for a very short period of time, I had a
stepmother's, stepmother's, stepmother.
For those who really enjoy this sort of stuff and want to mess with
your brain some more, listen to the song "I'm my own Grandpa". It was
sung by Lonzo and Oscar, but it has been by other people as well. The
verison I'm talking about can be found on "Dr. Demento Presents the
Greatest Novelty Records of All Time, Volume I, The 1940's".
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