My Six Year Old’s Understanding Of Homosexuality!
A few days ago my son was working on schoolwork with my mother when the question came up “What is a grown up girl called?”. He considered this for a while and actually answered wrong more than once but finally answered “A Woman.”
The following question was far easier. “What are two grown up girls called?”.
Spencer immediately answered, “Gay!”. This was actually hysterical because obviously it is wrong, the correct answer is women. My mom laughed really hard and when she told me I immediately told my friend Dori who laughed equally as hard and made sure I was going to blog about this.
Choose To Be Proud
But I’m certain there are many emotions running through my readers at this time. Some think this is sweet, smart, some think this is ridiculous or inappropriate.
I choose to be proud of my choice to parent my children to be accepting of all people. I wish everyone could make this decision so our world could be more harmonious.
The Gay Wedding
Recently Spencer and Jason attended my close friend Dori and her fiance Rachael’s wedding shower. We sat down and had the conversation we’ve had before. Sometimes it’s not just a woman and a man who fall in love. All different people fall in love. Dori and Rachael fell in love and they are both women. Sometimes two men fall in love as well. This is called being gay or homosexual. Sometimes these people will want to get married and that’s okay too. Dori and Rachael are getting married so we are going to go celebrate with them.
I Learned It From You
I keep these lines of communication open with the boys even though they are young. Our world is changing for the better and they are going to see a myriad of people in love everywhere they go. I’d rather they learn from me than from outlets that could possibly have their own agenda that aren’t in line with our family values.
A Fight On Our Hands
However my mother brought up a point I didn’t think of, that would never actually cross my mind. She feared that if this question came up in the classroom and Spencer answered in this fashion, we as parents could have received an unhappy phone call from the principal.
I’d honestly pity the fool who wants to challenge me on such a topic. But I do believe someone might.
It begs the question, how would you handle Spencer’s answer? The answer, the topic and the situation in general?