Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GaY PaReeee


The words we used as children to hurt each other on the playground have not really changed much since the days when I wore braids. Just yesterday, ComplicatedBoy came home upset from a day at camp because another child had called him GAY all day.

Cboy thought this was meant as an Insult, even though CBoy doesn't think there is anything wrong with being Gay.

Cboy has two special Godmothers: one named Robert, and one named Ed. CBoy knows that Uncle Robert loves Uncle Ed because they nag each other in the Exact Same Way Sexyhusbandomine and I do. Because nothing says True Love like criticizing the way someone does the housework.

We have discussed how we think Uncle Robert and Uncle Ed should be allowed to get married so that they can be miserable like the rest of us can have the same rights and privileges that other couples do. Cboy knows that sometimes men can fall in love with other men, women can fall in love with other women, and skunks with french accents can fall in love with cats.

But I had left out CRUCIAL information in prior discussions with my spawn. Yesterday I broke the news.

"Did you know GAY can also mean HAPPY?" I asked. He screeched to a halt in the middle of the sidewalk and his jaw dropped. "Really," I went on to say, "Many people use the expression: Happy and Gay. It means Joyful."

Cboy shook his head In Wonder. Who knew that Gay could mean anything but a shared love of Liza Minelli and meticulous grooming?

I probably should tell him that there are two meanings for the word GLAAD at some point, too.

10 comments:

Krëg said...

Also 'anal' can mean a few different things...
But let him figure that one out on his own. Like in college. Or even later.

Miss Thystle said...

children are terrible to one another.

And Uncle Kreg should get to explain Anal.

OHN said...

Kids can suck sometimes...then they grow up to be sucky adults. One more reason to not go to school reunions.

Cboy is probably light years ahead of his peers in some ways, which can be a very good thing. BTW, I LOVE parents that are open with their kids. You rock.

I also wonder what on earth Krëg is talking about.

Bj in Dallas said...

I should send you an email and ask you what the two meanings for gladd are??

tell CBoy we whoop those guys asses in Texas

Bj in Dallas said...

and don't let Kreg near your children

PearlsOfSomething said...

I've really messed up my kid. He's so hyper-vigilant that he sings "Don we now our happy apparel" at Christmas.

Which is what we call "totally aspie" in our house! ;-)

Debbie said...

Each of my dear sons have gone through that. Doesn't matter if you don't think there is anything wrong with being gay - what matters is the insulting tone it is said it. Still hurts.

blairspage said...

You are so funny! And, I'm so glad you are teaching your kids about "gay"... not the happy version!

I have an uncles... well, let's say uncles that are gay. They have been together ever since I can remember and I love my "other" uncle as much as my blood uncle. I will teach my girls the difference. My Sister on the other hand is scared to have those conversations with her kids. UGH... you can't hide it. They will eventually learn it. And, I would rather my children learn it from me! :)

Big Hugs - Tiff

Michelle (mkc photography) said...

What a great conversation to have - my sister and her wife just got hitched and I was so happy to answer my son's question: "how can two women be married?" "Same way daddy and I are, sweetie," I replied and he was completely satisfied with the idea. Yes indeed, everyone deserves the right to insult their spouses' housekeeping abilities, LOL!

Drew said...

Kids can be really cruel to each other. I think a lot of people who called me gay made get into some bad stuff and I became a drug addict because I didn't want to deal with the crap.