Then she said something to me that I partially applauded and which also made me nervous. "Mommy," she said. "I think Devon is my boyfriend but she's a girl. Is that okay?"
"Of course it's okay," I said, as open-minded liberal free love mother of the year. But somewhere inside (and this is a HUGE confession because I am completely in love with the gays on every level) I was nervous. What if she is (gulp) a lesbian????
When I was pregnant Ben and I joked about how we wanted her to be a lesbian so that we wouldnt have to worry about teenage boys and I totally know that when it came down to it I wouldn't care. But being gay is still a hard life in this country. Who wants their kid to have to grow up doubting and being made fun of and not being able to marry who the hell they want? Or being this guy:
|They always go just a LITTLE too far...|
image via MSN.com
Then I stopped myself because I realized that she is not quite four and likely just has a little friend crush and isn't interested in boys yet.
But most people that I know DO say that they knew when they were VERY young...Shit.
On a totally unrelated side note, when I searched for a picture of lesbians, I couldnt get any to come up because there were too many explicit images. There is something very wrong with that.