theantijock saidSo, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?
he let him come out on his own time. not force him to go through something he might feel would be really stressful. its not taking his thunder, its alleviating his stress. Its not some game that you have a moment to shine, its a very stressful few moments to deal with that can end really really badly for some people.
Yes Josh, you are correct, of course; but I was only kidding (I'll bet you're glad I didn't say "just joshing"). In fact I'm kind of surprised so many got it so quickly as my humor can be a bit dry and I was even wondering as I was writing if anyone would get it or if someone was gonna try to beat me over the head with it. That one could have gone either way. And all I was really doing was checking to see if Calibro's jaded yet fun remark of the letter being fake had any ground to stand on when I found some ground to run with.
That some bothered to lol (one, oddly kindly--I'm sure he's gonna regret that once I bring it to his attention--and the other, well, just checked his profile and he's only into younger so his opinion doesn't count--just joshing), and that you took the time to explain in a nonjudgemental way even if you didn't get my humor is, oddly to my standard sensibilities, encouraging. I try not to be so taken in by ego but I suppose a little socializing couldn't hurt. Well, at least not until it hurts and I'm still healing.
ya the chores part bothered me....
I so would have let him do it and embarrassed the crap out of him while his boyfriend filmed it.
I know, the chores part bothered me too. What's dad think he's trying to do, keep things normal? I'd have been whining like: "but, DAAAAAaaaaaaaAAAAd!" I think it's very important for a child to lay a guilt trip on his parents, especially when they think they're doing everything right, you know, just to keep them on their game. Hell, I'd have pushed for a new car out of that one.
I love your filming idea. I sometimes wonder how a kid of mine would have turned out. I also can be a bit of a mind fuck when I'm feeling playful. My brother similarly doesn't let anyone get away with bullshit in the house. Two of the three kids survived it well. The jury's still out on the third.