There were many questions asked after that. I talked to Xander about how I have a stepmom, stepdad, stepbrother and stepsister. We talked about how much we love them and about how special they are. I told him that stepfamilies don't have to be bad. We talked about how Daddy doesn't have any step-parents or step-siblings and that not every family does.
It was an interesting conversation. I know the questions are just going to continue getting more and more complicated. For my black-and-white thinker, some things just don't make sense. I try to show him other perspectives or give him information on things that have gray areas. It's tricky, man.
It's funny to me, though, because even though he's curious he tends to be satisfied with basic information. He doesn't really delve much deeper than the surface. I'm thankful for that because I'm pretty sure his sister is going to want to know every little detail...
So in regards to stepfamilies, I love mine. I'm thankful for such special people that I never would have known if it weren't for hard circumstances. I count them as "extra blessings" in my family, which means more people to love. :)