We were all exhausted driving home and then out of the total silence came Ella's little voice from the third row:
Ella: I wish I had a step mother.
me: What? Why?
Ella: Carleigh has one.
I realized she was talking about Carleigh's step-grandparents who were there.
Sophia: That would mean that mom was DEAD and dad married another lady.
Ella: I don't actually want a step-mother.