While my husband and I were giving Baby Girl her bath last night, I walked into the living room to tell Little Man that he needed to get undressed, as it was his turn to get in next. Just as I walked in, I saw a half horrified, half amused look on LM’s face. The Big Bang Theory was on, as we have it scheduled to record on our TiVo, and this was the episode where Howard and Raj kissed.
“Oh my god they’re kissing!” he screeched. “Those are two boys and they’re kissing! Can you believe that?!”
Obviously Little Man had never seen two people of the same sex kiss before. Considering that a) we live in an extremely conservative little town and b) most of his TV shows are animated, this is no surprise.
“That was an accident,” I told Little Man, as I had seen the episode before. “But in real life, sometimes boys have boyfriends and sometimes girls have girlfriends and they will kiss each other because they like or love each other, just like Mommy and Daddy love each other.”
“Wow, really?” LM asked.
“Cool. But I don’t like to see you guys kiss, just so you know.”
I had him go to the bathroom to get his clothes off for his bath, and that was that.
The reason I’m writing about this is because of all of the hate I’ve seen on Facebook (of course) in the past day since Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself.
He’s going to hell. I’ll pray for him and his family that he finds God.
How am I supposed to explain this to my kids?
The last one is the one I always hear/see people talking about around here for anything other than heterosexual relationships within one’s own race, and it is freaking ridiculous. I mean, really, how hard is it to tell your kids that another person is doing what he or she wants to make themselves happy?
Like my exchange with Little Man–see how easy that was? That was less than a one-minute conversation. If a kid sees something he isn’t used to seeing, sure, he’ll react and may have questions. But beyond that, parents, the only issue is YOU.
If you make it seem wrong for someone to do something that makes them happy, for someone to be with someone who makes them happy, THAT is the issue. Not the people who are busy living their own lives and doing nothing that infringes upon your rights. YOU are the one with the hang-up and the one who is doing your child a disservice by teaching them to be anything other than loving and accepting.
So get over yourselves. Stop thinking that the world revolves around you and your narrow-minded beliefs. Stop preaching about the love of your particular deity while using said deity to spread hate. If you want to worry about your child seeing something, then maybe worry about the lack of love and compassion for other people that you’re teaching your kid.
[Like I’ve said in previous posts, I’m not debating this, so save it–my little corner of blog heaven, my rules. 🙂 ]