It doesn’t happen every time, but it happens often enough. There I am, six feet tall, and built like a tank, with a full beard and one lobotomy-covering American-flag headband away from a recurring role on Duck Dynasty, standing in the grocery store aisle crying like a baby. It’s not because mommy won’t buy me Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs but because I won’t buy them for my daughter. Or, more accurately, because I can’t buy them for my daughter. (more…)
Archive for June, 2015
I have a friend who owns a vacation home near Lake Tahoe and, being pretty much the most generous person in the world, he lets us stay there when he’s not using it. We took advantage of the long Memorial Day weekend and went up for a quick break. We weren’t expecting great weather so we planned on just hanging out, enjoying the views, and relaxing quietly. We drove up on Saturday and after unloading the car and putting groceries away, the kids started in on a game of Monopoly. That kept them busy for a while — long enough for me to learn that my laptop’s hard drive had died. It also kept them away from their tablets long enough that they didn’t think to ask for the WiFi password until bedtime. With a promise that they would get the password in the morning, they quickly turned in for the night.
Dear Jim Bob and Michelle:I would like to offer my sincere sympathies at this time. I am sure your daughters and the other girls involved in your recent scandal had no need or desire to have this brought up again and I know you must be feeling pain and shame as well.
Every parent must decide for themselves what they believe is the best way to raise their children. Considerations include public school versus private school versus homeschooling, attending church services versus eschewing religion, and, on an even more basic level, are kids better off as only children or do they do better with siblings.
Guest Post by Sara Sinasohn, age 10
It’s sad to think that people think of a couple as wrong just because they are of the same gender as each other. It’s just what we call love. It’s the same as saying it’s not right to get married if one person has darker skin than the other. If only people could understand that no matter what a couple looks like, just as long as they love each other it’s okay.
This post is part of Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day 2015.