This was quite complicated, and I knew that I would have to get my explanation in quickly before TPR made an inappropriate remark.
His bearded cousin mentioned her wife and child. If you were not paying close attention, you might assume that the child was hers. I could tell that TPR’s cousin was not part of the decision to have the child, but instead took him on when she and her partner became an item.
In fact my own assumption was incorrect. TPR’s cousin corrected me to explain that she entered the relationship when her partner was first pregnant.