Thursday, July 06, 2006

When is a Post Invasive ?

This week I did something I had never done before. I pubished a post and then deleted it. The post itself was nothing threatening and I actually thought it was fine when I wrote it but my wife thought perhaps my choice of phrases could have been better. The topic is immaterial but it involved a short phone conversation I had with the mom of my kids' half sibling.

After I wrote the piece and my wife commented on it I decided to delete it for fear of creating the impression that any conversations we (the mom and I) may have prospectively are liable to be published in the form of a blog post. And I don't want her to feel threatened in any way. I actually like this woman very much as already know she has a great sense of humor and outlook on life from the little I / we really know about her.

How people meet and become friends is always a miracle to me. My wife and I come from different worlds and I wonder how, but for the grace of g-d, we were lucky enough to meet. I feel this woman also could become a real friend down the road as her family and ours get to know one another as the kids meet. So blogging posts on each and every meeting / discussion would not be appropriate no matter how tempting it is to document this process. Last thing I want to do is upset anybody endangering the kids from meeting their only known half sibling.


Terminology request:
I am getting tired of writing "the mom of my kids' half sibling". Is there an anacronym (misp?) out there that has ben created for this purpose already? I don't want to use her real name and making up a pseudonym seems funny as readers will say "who is that?". Amazing how science also affects the creation of new words for purposes such as this.


Mary C. said...

I was trying to figure out what the letters in "misp" stood for and was up to Mom-??-sibling-parent. Then I realized you were questioning your spelling of "acronym"! Too funny!

How about mother (or mom) of child's half sibling - mochs (pronounced mox). Also father (or dad) of child's half sibling - fochs (fox)or dochs (dox). Would you rather be a fox or a dox?


DI_Dad said...

This is beginning to sound like a fox in socks with clocks on blocks. Dr. Suess must have had an evil streak to make parents read that book to their kids.

I think based on the the standard DI Dad terminology I'd have to be the Dox. I like the MOCHS term and pronounciation as Mox. Again very Suessian! Thanks.