Monday, April 09, 2007

Didn't have the heart to tell him about Virginia's constitutional amendment

Yesterday, Angry Boy and I were playing with his Easter fingerpuppets (some cute little bunnies, chicks, rabbits, etc.). Toward the end of the day, he narrowed his interest down to two in particular: a bunny with a yellow sun hat and a pink dress, and a sheep with flowers in her hair and a yellow dress.

AB: They're getting married.
APL: How nice.
AB: Sheep is a mommy, and bunny is a mommy, too. They're two mommies, and they're getting married.


Blogger Quinn said...

Aw! DQ just recently figured out the two mommies thing. She's got a "husband" at school but she kisses her "girlfriend". Time flies.

10:18 PM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger susan said...

I totally heart-ed AB in the first place, and then heart-ed him even more when I got to meet him last summer. But now, I am positively overflowing with hearted-ness for him.

May such sweetness eventually work its way into public policy in these here parts....

11:08 PM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger liz said...


12:20 AM, April 10, 2007  
Anonymous lawmummy said...

The thing is, when kids observe behaviors - whatever they are - without our own baggage, they make honest, unfiltered comments. It kind of makes you realize how silly the whole debate is when you hear kids talk about it. What makes it so different from anything else?

7:43 AM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Could he be cuter? I submit that the answer is, "No."

8:37 AM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Seeking Solace said...

I love how kids can say the sweetest and most innocent things.

9:31 AM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

What are you teaching that boy?!?

I'm sorry, APL, but this post offends my sensibilities. I can accept the two mommies thing, but sheep and bunnies should not be getting married.

"Virginia is for lovers." They intentionally omitted the word "interspecies" from the slogan.

3:04 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Jessica said...

This is absolutely precious...I love it!

I admit, too, that I laughed out loud as I read neel mehta's response ;)

8:50 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger ccw said...

A big laugh for Neel Mehta's comment.

AB is so sweet! I hate to think that one day our children will learn that mommies cannot marry because of stupid laws.

9:05 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger ewe are here said...

Bunnies and sheep! Cute!

heh heh

As for Virginia, sigh. My mother just moved there recently... I really really wish the legislators there would reconsider their mean-spirited conservative exclusionary positions on these things...

8:30 AM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger niobe said...

They could always move to Massachusetts....

2:03 PM, April 12, 2007  
Blogger OneTiredEma said...

I love how little kids just don't have the baggage.

My in-laws get weirded out when my son wears an old pink bib--wait until he starts wearing Miss M's aqua hand-me-down jacket!

3:52 PM, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Butterflyfish said...

At my son's daycare there is a two-mommy couple raising two boys, one of whom is in my son's class. Anne usually drops off Alex, but occasionally Beth does. When getting out of the car, I usually point to other kids/parents I recognize -- help my son get ready to go inside in a "oooh, Alex is here" kind of way.

One day I saw Beth. So I said, "Look, there's Alex's mommy." My son looked up at me seriously, and said "No, that Alex *Mama*. His other mommy."

He's *two.* Further proof kid's don't need things "explained" to them -- they just work it out.

* Names changed because if they wanted their lives on the web, they'd have blogs of their own! (smile)

12:46 PM, April 14, 2007  
Blogger Rev Dr Mom said...

Don't you wish everyone could see the world with the innocence and acceptance of our kids?

8:43 PM, April 14, 2007  
Blogger Yankee T said...

You know I totally love AB!

4:04 PM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger ewe are here said...

AWwww. So sweet.

My boy, MF, likes to make his rubber duckies 'kiss' in the tub, gender be d*mned. And he likes to parade around in my hat and scarves and shoes... Needless to say, he's a lot of fun.


7:28 AM, May 09, 2007  

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