With the Gay Dad Project fundraising frenzy in full swing, I decided it was the appropriate time to teach my seven-year-old twin girls the word “gay.” I’ve never used the term with them because my dad and his husband have been together for 20 years, and married long before Abby & Izzy were hanging out in a Petri dish. It’s all they’ve ever known. They just accept it. But they see my computer screen, they see my t-shirts and the buttons and my business cards and the perks coming in for campaign contributors…I can feel their curiosity and have narrowly avoided confrontation because I wasn’t sure they were ready.
Today I decided they were. Maybe it was I who wasn’t ready? But it’s a moot point now.
So we talked a little bit. Izzy was camera shy, but Abby was happy to have a chat on camera and I’d love you to watch. This is the kind of conversation I wish more parents would have with their children. They all need to learn that GAY IS OKAY. If you’re having trouble viewing the short clip, please CLICK HERE for the direct link. It’s only two minutes long and you won’t be sorry (unless you’re offended by sweats, pajamas and bedhead).
What do YOU teach your kids about these issues? How have they reacted? What questions do they ask, and how old are they? I want to hear all about it in the comments!