Personal Narrative: Six Step Dad

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When my parents got divorced, it wasn’t much of a shock to me, even though I was still kind of little, It was pretty obvious that they shouldn’t have been together. They got divorced about six years ago, and it was a pretty big change for me. My dad moved out and I lived with my mom for the most part. It took her while to get back onto the dating scene, but when she did I did NOT like it at all. Until she found Todd (my step dad) on a dating website.
When my Mom and Todd first got together, things were pretty great. My mom seemed happier and I was happier too. Until I found out about his three daughters. Now don’t get me wrong, Becca, Sara, and Mallory are the best sisters in the world and I wouldn’t trade them for anything, but when I first met them? I loathed them. I was an only child so having three new siblings shoved onto me was pretty stressful, and it wasn’t until two years later that we actually started growing close. That was around the time they got married.
Up until that point everything in the family was chaos. Sara and I hated each other so much. She thought I was weird, although I admit now that I was rather weird, being in my emo/scene phase at the time. And I thought she was the biggest cry baby to ever exist. It was almost the same with Mallory. She thought I was an annoying
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It was horrible. We went to Ocean City Maryland, and were never going again. It was absolute chaos. Mallory and Todd almost had sunstroke, I turned out to be allergic to salt water so I was hyped up on Benadryl the entire trip, my mom was going cuckoo, and Sara, Becca and Petey (Mallory’s boyfriend, now husband) had to deal with all of it. But at the end of the trip we seemed closer than before. I guess bad times can really bring families closer together, and I know my families had A LOT of bad times. But we get each other through it day to day, and I love my family, and I wouldn’t trade them for
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