A great polyfamily TV report, with articulate kids
Ten or 15 years ago this TV report, which aired yesterday, would have been epochal for us. Now it's a new normal. The Calgary affiliate of Canada's CTV network aired a sweet segment about a local FFM triad polyfamily raising the five kids of both women. They've all been living under one roof for five years.
You know the producers are going to treat them well as soon as you hear the soothing background music, which runs throughout.
My favorite quotes come from two of the kids:
"I like it 'cause you've never really by yourself, you can always like, hang out with someone."
Another tells how she explains her family to friends and other people: "I just tell them it's like basically the same as having just a regular mom and dad except you have one extra, and they all love each other and they're all like in a relationship."
The moms met through a children's playgroup. The adults say they never planned this, it just naturally happened as friendships turned romantic.
My experience is that polyfamilies who weren't looking for such a thing, where it "just happened" naturally among friends, have a high rate of success.