“Mommy, they are just like me.”

  • metta

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    Dec 22, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
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    My oldest son is six years old and in love for the first time. He is in love with Blaine from Glee.
    For those who don’t know Blaine is a boy…a gay boy, the boyfriend of one of the main characters, Kurt.
    This isn't a ‘he thinks Blaine is really cool’ kind of love. It is a mooning at a picture of Blaine’s face for a half hour followed by a wistful “He’s so pretty” kind of love.
    He loves the episode where two boys kiss. My son will call people in from other parts of the house to make sure they don’t miss his ‘favorite part.’ He’s been known to rewind it and watch it over again…and force others to, as well, if he doesn't think people have been paying enough attention.
    This infatuation doesn't bother me or his father. We live in a very hip-liberal neighborhood, many of our friends are gay, and idea of having a gay son isn't something that bothers either of us. Our son is going to be who he is, and it is our job to love him. End of story.
    He is also six. Six year olds get obsessed with all kinds of things. This might not mean anything at all. We always joke that he’s either gay, or we have the best blackmail material in the history of mankind when he’s a 16 year old straight boy. (Take that naked bath time pictures!)
    Then the other day we were traveling across the state listening to the Warblers album (of course), and in the middle of Candles, my son pipes up from the back seat.
    “Mommy, Kurt and Blaine are boyfriends.”
    “Yes, they are,” I affirm.
    “They don’t like kissing girls. They just kiss boys.”
    “That’s true.”
    “Mommy, they are just like me.”
    “That’s great, baby. You know I love you no matter what?”
    “I know…” I could hear him rolling his eyes at me.
    When we got home I recapped this conversation to his Dad, and we stood simply looking into each other’s eyes for a moment. Then we smiled.
    “So if at 16 he wants to make a big announcement at the dinner table, we can say ‘You told us when you were six. Pass the carrots’ and he’ll be disappointed we stole his big dramatic moment,” my husband says with a laugh and hugs me.
    Only time will tell if my son is gay, but if he is I am glad he’s mine. I am glad he has been born into our family. A family full of people who will love and accept him. People who will never want him to change. With parents who will look forward to dancing at his wedding.
    And I have to admit, Blaine would be a really cute son-in-law.
    -Amelia..
    A writer for Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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    Dec 23, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    A wonderful story! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Pontifex

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    Dec 23, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    I recall saying similar things when I was younger. lol. It either led to the lack of surprise from my parents or they were ignoring everything I said at the time. lol.
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    Dec 23, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    Wish my parents had been like that!
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Although you sound like an awesome parent, I'd still want to have Blaine be my daddy.... Hubba Hubba!
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    So heartfelt, that made my Christmas Eve!
  • EastBayGuy

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    Aww...too cute. icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    i am so tired of that family using their son as a pawn to talk about how great they are. it's wonderful how accepting they are, but at this point the story has shifted to how much it's about them. children are not political weapons, and being a good parent isn't a reason to toot your own horn. but celebrating articles like this in their redundancy, we're saying these parents are the exception, not the rule.
  • GWriter

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Ok, that was pretty sweet.
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    Dec 27, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    calibro said...we're saying these parents are the exception, not the rule.


    Sadly enough that is most likely the case.

    Would that all parents were as accepting.
  • calibro

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    calibro said...we're saying these parents are the exception, not the rule.


    Sadly enough that is most likely the case.

    Would that all parents were as accepting.


    i don't doubt that these parents aren't the exception, i'm saying there's a problem in worshiping them as the exception because that makes them exceptions. if everyone had the attitude of "big deal, you're doing what every parent should" we would be creating a world were this is the rule. by singling out these parents as exceptions and treating them as such, we are saying they are doing something that isn't normal. we need to steer the conversation in the other direction and single out the parents who aren't doing this for their kids.