My Hyphenated Life – #JusJoJan 2023

Welcome to day seventeen of Just Jot It January for 2023. Today’s word is hyphenated.

I was not born a hyphenated child but I lived a hyphenated life.

My parents cared about my well-being because as a young child I could be too carefree especially  when I got on the playground and hit the merry-go-round.

When it came to discipline, I always thought they were terribly one-sided but when I tried to argue the point, I came up empty-handed.

When I got married, my life got even more hyphenated. Suddenly I had in-laws — mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in law. Whew!

Things didn’t work out so I went to court and turned him into an ex-husband. Did that mean I could now refer to all those previous in-laws as out-laws?

I went to work for a not-for-profit company where I worked on large-scale computers. It was pretty high-tech stuff. I worked a lot of hours especially when we had contractors on-site.

One of those contractors was a clean-cut old-fashioned kinda guy. I liked him but it took me a while to warm-up to the idea of getting married again. But I did it! This time I became a stepmom – not a hyphenated relationship! Hooray!

Now that you have read this abbreviated version of my hypenated life, please feel free to carry-on with your day.

Written as part of Linda Hill’s JusJoJan.

Prompt word today (hyphenated) submitted by Sally from Hot Dogs and Marmalade.