Norbert and his family

Jil* came came to a lecture of mine in another city together with her new partner, Norbert*. We hadn’t seen or heard from each other for years. However, I knew that she had separated from the father of her two children. She told me that Norbert would soon be moving in with her with his family and I was taken aback: with the mother of his two children too? No, laughed Jil, he with his two children! Nice, I thought to myself silently, a refreshingly contemporary concept of family!