I still call them my daughter. My son.
I was their daddy. They called me daddy.
Things happened. Life happened.
I’m still involved… as much as I can.
It’s my duty as father. As a man.
Now they call me by name.
When asked about them by my friends I still get tongue tied.
How do I refer to them?
As my girls’ big brother and sister? My first daughter and son?
My former step-daughter and step-son?