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50. That's what I couldn't understand.. I was taught it was a sin to live together and not be married,
so the shame in the two mom's not being married to me at a young age was that they weren't married. I had just figured they were married and couldn't figure out why it was such big gossip that the "party" at their home was more than likely a wedding over a paticular weekend.
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  -I had the gay talk with my 6-year-old a couple of days ago. It went very well. krispos42  Oct-11-10 09:43 PM   #0 
  - ...  pinto   Oct-11-10 09:47 PM   #1 
  - So I did okay?  krispos42   Oct-11-10 09:48 PM   #2 
     - Yeah, you did.  pinto   Oct-11-10 09:50 PM   #4 
        - Thanks. That means a lot coming from you.  krispos42   Oct-11-10 09:52 PM   #7 
  - Handling it as you did makes for a better mature world. It's such a shame we  RKP5637   Oct-11-10 09:48 PM   #3 
  - I'm trying to make it easy-going. I figure if I don't blow up about it, he won't either.  krispos42   Oct-11-10 09:51 PM   #5 
  - Yep, I think you did a great job! And kindness is so much more rewarding to  RKP5637   Oct-11-10 09:54 PM   #9 
  - The GOP and their backers have been working hard to 'grow down' the american public. Now a certain  applegrove   Oct-11-10 10:11 PM   #20 
  - Yes, they remind me of "Children of the Corn."  RKP5637   Oct-11-10 11:11 PM   #34 
  - It's unfortunate that somewhere down the line parents will then have to explain  grace0418   Oct-12-10 12:32 PM   #69 
     - Yep, sad isn't it, having to explain how some prefer hatred and violence to love and kindness. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-12-10 02:33 PM   #77 
  - Okay, but sometimes a man falls in love with a man or a woman falls in love with a woman. Okay?"  givemebackmycountry   Oct-11-10 09:51 PM   #6 
  - I'm also glad he's not around my former in-laws anymore  krispos42   Oct-11-10 09:55 PM   #11 
  - Kudos to you.  David Zephyr   Oct-11-10 09:52 PM   #8 
  - that's about how it went for me and my son a few years back  proud patriot   Oct-11-10 09:54 PM   #10 
  - I figure I don't need to gush about concepts like diversity and civil rights right now.  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:02 PM   #16 
     - i think his knowing s and b and your succinct explanation of it will go  ejpoeta   Oct-12-10 06:46 PM   #94 
  - Nice story and the way you handled it.  revolution breeze   Oct-11-10 09:55 PM   #12 
  - A parent meeting? Yikes.  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:05 PM   #17 
     - Chrissy was a very sensitive woman  revolution breeze   Oct-12-10 07:27 AM   #41 
  - Kids are easy and get the basic sense of fairness. They don't need many details.  Pirate Smile   Oct-11-10 09:56 PM   #13 
  - You're a great dad  ruggerson   Oct-11-10 09:57 PM   #14 
  - Well I'm going back to school. Not sure what for yet, though.  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:10 PM   #19 
  - seems complex for a 6 yo...  GSLevel9   Oct-11-10 10:02 PM   #15 
  - Not sure, that's why I used the example. I didn't want to use the word "sex"...  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:08 PM   #18 
  - They know what "boys" and "girls" are so yeah, they know the basics.  uncommon   Oct-12-10 08:26 AM   #49 
  - They've known the difference between men and women for quite a while by then.  HuckleB   Oct-12-10 02:48 PM   #81 
  - Ya done good. Sounds like S & B probably helped since they  Booster   Oct-11-10 10:14 PM   #21 
  - i think all parents should do this, even if they don't personally know a gay couple  JI7   Oct-11-10 10:18 PM   #22 
  - I was lucky. I got to give the gay talk without ever speaking a word.  Mister Ed   Oct-11-10 10:19 PM   #23 
  - That's a good story.  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:26 PM   #25 
  - Beautiful!  Dappleganger   Oct-12-10 07:25 AM   #40 
  - Well done.  wakemewhenitsover   Oct-11-10 10:25 PM   #24 
  - Nice...  one_voice   Oct-11-10 10:27 PM   #26 
  - YET. Your car didn't explode YET.  the redcoat   Oct-11-10 10:30 PM   #27 
  - So you're telling me I should invest in a fire extiguisher?  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:35 PM   #29 
  - your child is's easier to pass on love than hate  spanone   Oct-11-10 10:34 PM   #28 
  - He's doing so well here. Very stable household environment, great schools,...  krispos42   Oct-11-10 10:37 PM   #30 
  - My child used to have playdates over a friend's house with 2 Moms.  FourScore   Oct-11-10 10:45 PM   #31 
  - Where did the name "Aidan" come from, anyway?  krispos42   Oct-12-10 08:23 AM   #48 
     - Irish names are in vogue this generation.  Bette Noir   Oct-12-10 12:04 PM   #68 
     - None of those, this time. But there a lot of those kids floating around, aren't there? n/t  krispos42   Oct-12-10 09:17 PM   #99 
     - I think Sex and the City is at least partly to blame. n/t  iris27   Oct-12-10 06:29 PM   #93 
  - It's never to early to explain love K&R n/t  FreeState   Oct-11-10 10:55 PM   #32 
  - The hard part is explaining hate  starroute   Oct-11-10 11:07 PM   #33 
  - Wow, glad I was out to lunch that day.  madmax   Oct-12-10 12:29 AM   #36 
  - You get Number 1 Dad  madmax   Oct-12-10 12:27 AM   #35 
  - I had this happen a dozen years ago when my goddaughter was also 6.  elocs   Oct-12-10 05:51 AM   #37 
  - I figured "love" was better than "lust after", or something stronger  krispos42   Oct-12-10 08:27 AM   #51 
  - Well done.  timtom   Oct-12-10 05:56 AM   #38 
  - When I had the talk with our oldest son...  Dappleganger   Oct-12-10 07:15 AM   #39 
  - That's what I couldn't understand.. I was taught it was a sin to live together and not be married,  glowing   Oct-12-10 08:27 AM   #50 
  - Very nicely explained...  Rhythm   Oct-12-10 07:36 AM   #42 
  - That's pretty much how I explained it to my 6-year old. She had no problem with it.  uncommon   Oct-12-10 07:43 AM   #43 
  - Cool story!  bigwillq   Oct-12-10 07:45 AM   #44 
  - Are there DU meetups here?  krispos42   Oct-12-10 08:21 AM   #47 
     - There have been some in CT  bigwillq   Oct-12-10 04:04 PM   #87 
     - I missed the last one  NewJeffCT   Oct-12-10 04:07 PM   #89 
     - We've had a few in my 7 years on DU  NewJeffCT   Oct-12-10 04:05 PM   #88 
  - You're a wonderful father and you're corroborating his experience with them  lunatica   Oct-12-10 07:48 AM   #45 
  - That's pretty much how it went down with my 5-yo.  rucky   Oct-12-10 07:50 AM   #46 
  - From the earliest age she could understand, we've told our daughter  Wednesdays   Oct-12-10 09:15 AM   #52 
  - It really IS that simple.  AngryOldDem   Oct-12-10 09:19 AM   #53 
  - My sister had a similar talk with my 4-YO nephew.  ThatsMyBarack   Oct-12-10 09:30 AM   #54 
  - made Baby Jesus cry...  joeybee12   Oct-12-10 09:32 AM   #55 
  - Wish all kids were blessed with a parent such as you........  GoldenOldie   Oct-12-10 09:55 AM   #56 
  - That's a wonderful story! K&R  terrya   Oct-12-10 10:31 AM   #57 
  - What is so difficult  MH1   Oct-12-10 10:54 AM   #58 
  - What a good Dad you are.  Bluenorthwest   Oct-12-10 11:06 AM   #59 
  - Well done. Your body language and voice tone were at least as important  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-12-10 11:07 AM   #60 
  - I was driving, which typically relaxes me.  krispos42   Oct-12-10 09:02 PM   #97 
     - Interesting! I hadn't realized that. I drive in eastern Massachusetts  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-12-10 09:20 PM   #100 
        - I just moved back after 9 years in the Upper Midwest  krispos42   Oct-12-10 09:22 PM   #101 
  - Just the facts, Sir.  davsand   Oct-12-10 11:27 AM   #61 
  - I had a conversation with my son when he was about six. It went like this:  Arugula Latte   Oct-12-10 11:29 AM   #62 
  - I hope this isn't too graphic,  theaocp   Oct-12-10 11:36 AM   #63 
  - My parents were pretty much the same. It started with thunderstorms. I was  tpsbmam   Oct-12-10 01:01 PM   #73 
  - Beautiful words .... it's just "love" anyone else loving someone ....  defendandprotect   Oct-12-10 11:47 AM   #64 
  - Thanks for this. Your response will help me with my kids when the time comes  AllyCat   Oct-12-10 11:52 AM   #65 
  - "My new car didn't explode"...  awoke_in_2003   Oct-12-10 11:56 AM   #66 
  - Super-duper.  Bette Noir   Oct-12-10 11:56 AM   #67 
  - You did good! Thank you.  Better Believe It   Oct-12-10 12:36 PM   #70 
  - lucky kid you got  stuntcat   Oct-12-10 12:38 PM   #71 
  - Oh, I got to tell you about the gay talk I had with my nephew about the same age  Roon   Oct-12-10 12:42 PM   #72 
  - Beautifully done -- simple & straightforward. Good going, Dad! K&R n/t  tpsbmam   Oct-12-10 01:07 PM   #74 
  - My sister is a lesbian and she came out before my children were born..  rainlillie   Oct-12-10 02:13 PM   #75 
  - I love that story - thanks - Kids are such good examples sometimes!!  tomm2thumbs   Oct-12-10 02:14 PM   #76 
  - Nice job.  HuckleB   Oct-12-10 02:45 PM   #78 
  - When your son chooses to be gay, this post will mark the trigger...  kirby   Oct-12-10 02:48 PM   #79 
  - K&R. nt  DesertFlower   Oct-12-10 02:48 PM   #80 
  - pretty much the way I explained to my kids about their Aunt.  Saphire   Oct-12-10 02:53 PM   #82 
  - Thank you. I sent a link to this post to my family and friends.  pgodbold   Oct-12-10 03:17 PM   #83 
  - K&R. nt  OnyxCollie   Oct-12-10 03:35 PM   #84 
  - My daughter was taught about this in kindergarten  NewJeffCT   Oct-12-10 04:02 PM   #85 
  - I can imagine how that would go in a RW school system  krispos42   Oct-12-10 09:07 PM   #98 
  - Beautiful post. K & R.  chill_wind   Oct-12-10 04:03 PM   #86 
  - Good on ya, krispos42.  foxfeet   Oct-12-10 04:18 PM   #90 
  - Beautifully said. Good job! n/t  bear425   Oct-12-10 04:19 PM   #91 
  - I had a similar conversation with my child about a year ago  TNLib   Oct-12-10 04:29 PM   #92 
  - In the 80's, when I was in 2nd grade, a girl yelled at me "Your mom is gay!"  Heddi   Oct-12-10 07:07 PM   #95 
  - LOL  krispos42   Oct-12-10 08:54 PM   #96 
  - Yeah, you did real good  dickthegrouch   Oct-12-10 09:41 PM   #102 

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