Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Love and marriage

C approached me after school and asked me "when 2 boys get married, can they have a baby" I told him that they couldn't physically HAVE a baby but that they could certainly adopt a baby. Of course, that led to having to explain what, exactly adoption is. After I got through that explanation, he announced "well then, I'm going to marry J and we will adopt a son." So I had ot ask why he wanted to marry J (the way his mind works never fails to amaze me so I HAD to know the answer) His response? "Because he tells the funniest jokes" Sure, ok.

J's mom is down with it and likes the idea of getting to be "mother of the bride"(although C says they will say "I now pronounce you husband and husband and then they will say 'you may hug the husband' because there won't be any kissing" LOL) AND getting to be a grandmother. C thinks tomorrow would be a good day to have a wedding.

My mom is pretty stressed out by the whole thing and felt compelled to point out that typically boys marry girls, not boys. Of course, I had to pipe in with "but if that is the person you love, boys can marry boys and girls can marry girls and it doesn't matter what other people do" C mentioned that O could marry A because they are both girls and I said "or O could marry B" which was met with a sound of disgust(all kids in his class) to which I was told "well they would say you can kiss the bride and then B would throw down his bow tie and say 'I quit' because girls are gross. ROFL

4 comments:

Ros said...

LMAO! Big props on your open response. I think "best jokes" is a great reason to want to marry someone!

Mom said...

We fully support gay marriage in our house, or as dh says "why should gay people get special treatment? They should be allowed to exprience the same pain and suffering as everyone else" LMAO

VeganLinda said...

I love it! We have several gay/lesbian friends who have children and Parker's question for the women is "where do they get the sperm?" which led to a whole discussion on sperm banks...

Jenna said...

We don't really address it as anything big...just a normal situation. My kids each have at least 2 same-sex couple-families in their classes and it is just what they are used to. Families are all different my 4yo says.