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A difficult conversation

We are in the car shortly after leaving preschool.

I am making a turn.

OmegaDotter asks me, in a slow, considering tone:



"Sometimes two men can...or two women can..."

I brace myself.  I've heard from friends that kiddos can ask the most difficult things while you're driving the car.  I start the mental litany, "Why, yes, did you know that so-and-so has two moms...?"  And "Some men fall in love with men, some women fall in love with women..."  There's a long pause as the dotter collects her thoughts.

"...sometimes two men or two women can ride on a motorcycle together."


posted by Kate @ 11/10/2006 07:30:00 AM  
  • At 11/10/2006 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    Hahaha! Brace yourself, she'll be asking for a motorcycle soon!

  • At 11/10/2006 08:43:00 PM, Blogger scribbit said…

    yea, you never know what could come out--especially with company at the dinner table.

  • At 11/10/2006 09:18:00 PM, Anonymous Wayne said…

    Ha! Well, you were ready, anyway.

    (Found this site via the randomizer.)

  • At 11/11/2006 04:51:00 AM, Blogger Snoskred said…

    I'm just trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I'd say hi, I liked your blog.. :) It's good to be prepared for when that conversation does eventually come to you as a surprise I guess.. :)

  • At 11/11/2006 08:06:00 AM, Anonymous Contrary said…

    Whew. That was a close one. I've had all those difficult conversations with my older two, "Yes, two men can love each other and it's okay. No, you may not have a motorcycle until you're grown and married and they call someone else to identify the greasespot on the road that used to be you"

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