Am I Gay?

My kids are taught that you can’t control who you love.  Some boys love boys, some girls love girls.  It’s just a fact of life.
When my son was eight he came to me and asked, “Mommy, am I gay?”
“I don’t know Zach,” I replied, “Do you want to kiss boys?”
“No,” he said, smiling.
“Do you want [...]

Girly Jeans

“Dad are you wearing mom’s jeans?” the 10yr old son asks.
“No, they’re my jeans.” They are low rise stretchy denim with flared legs and I hike them up a bit to make sure my pink panties aren’t peeking out the top.
“I’ve seen him wear those before,” says the 17yr old. “They’re girl jeans. Don’t you [...]

Living in Oz

A few nights ago, the princess and I finished reading “The Marvelous Land of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. Written in 1904, it details what happens to the boy Tip, who runs away from the witch Mombi. In the end (spoiler following!), the sorceress Glinda forces Mombi to admit that the boy Tip is actually [...]

From the Mouths of Babes

Picture this: he and I, sitting with Gander in the hammock. The weather is lovely, serene. He’s cuddly, something rare in an bouncy 8 year old. “Mom” he says, “I learned a new word today.”
“Really?” say I.
“Yes. Hooters!!!”
“Oh, goodness, what on earth does that mean?” I offer while glancing in an amused fashion at Gander.
“They’re [...]