When people see the other child, they naturally assume he’s my son, and a twin to our other toddler seeing as they are both the same age. We got a few strange looks from our neighbours at first when they noticed an extra child staying at our house. I think most aren’t really sure what’s up, and haven’t really gotten around to asking.
One thing that I find a bit weird is how I refer to the other child. I guess, the best definition is that he is my ‘step child.’ However, even that term doesn’t really fit. A step child is a child that existed before you were married. In my case, this child showed up after my husband and I had already been together for almost 9 years. So mostly I refer to him as ‘my husbands son.’ What else can I call him?