dys·func·tion /dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən/ [dis-fuhngk-shuhn]–noun
1. Medicine/Medical . malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body. 2. any malfunctioning part or element: the dysfunctions of the country's economy. 3. Sociology . a consequence of a social practice or behavior pattern that undermines the stability of a social system.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family Bush

BWAHAHAHAHA! That could be taken wrong.

So I've been thinking about blended families, and how they will affect our children.

I haven't been thinking about it in any deep and meaningful way mind you...just about how these poor kids may have to make a family tree for a school assignment one day.


Can you imagine that?

Here is a traditional family tree.


Pretty straightforward eh?

There may have been some slight differences...

A divorce

A death

A remarriage

Maybe even a new family member from a second marriage.

But all of it still pretty straightforward.

Pretty... tree-like.

And then we get into my kids' family tree.

Poor kids.

It looks like a nasty bush, or a tangled vine.

I think if they're given this assignment too young I might just lie.

How messed up is your family tree?


ironman1987 said...

I can get my own friends confused... with talking about my dad... is it your "real" dad or the man you call your dad that your talking about? Ahhh? I think the only person I talk about is the man that earned the title "Dad".

Agreed I don't think the family tree would have went to well for me if I had to do one in school.

jedi starrunner said...

mine has some branches cut of... seriously. some of the peeps in my famjam have been "removed" from the family. on both sides. stupid hatred :(