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
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.