Is it incongruous to want a little privacy and still have a web presence? I don’t think so. Whatever glimpse I give you of my life, I do so willingly. My family, on the other hand, has a right to their own privacy. I have been dealing with the conundrum of how to refer to them without being too personally invasive. They were extremely good sports when I related a few tales about them in Texas Manners, but I don’t want to push my luck. So, I have come up with the following code:
Husband = Partner
First child=One and One’s spouse
Second child =Two and Two’s spouse
Grandchild=Only (As in my ONE and ONLY totally loved and adored grandchild.)
Canine and feline family accouterments=Cat and Dog
The stories are true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.