Uncle Phil (and Rob's) Wedding
When brother and sister learn that Daddy's best friend "Uncle" Phil is going to get married, they are initially confused. First of all they didn't know Phil had a partner — and second, that his partner was a man named Rob. Rob? Who is Rob? This brings on a wash of emotions, especially from Sylvia who can't remember ever meeting Rob. Is he nice? Would Rob be coming with Uncle Phil when he visited? Will she get to play with Uncle Phil like she used to? Daddy listens to her concerns and suggests a solution that appeases fears and makes a path for the children to welcome a new “uncle” into their family.
This story offers a sensitive introduction to the concept of same-sex marriage in a narrative about change and growth in family life.