Originally Posted by CallMeMommy
Slightly OT, Doodlebugsmom, how did you talk to your kids about it? My oldest is only 4 but I've been trying to think of some way to bring it up to him without confusing him. It'd be easier if we were friends with gay people IRL...
Actually, my dd brought it up, and ds was with us so he heard the conversation too. She was asking if you had to get married as an adult and if you had to marry a man. I told her that no, you can marry whomever you want. (I know that legally, that isn't the case, but hope by the time she's of that age it will be. At this age, she views marriage as living together with the person you love.)
Also, my best friend is a single mom so that leads to conversations about all the different types of families. Dd is also rather obsessed with the teenage life right now
and has talked about dating and the things teenagers do. When she brought that up, I told her she's free to date whomever she wants as a teenager. I let her know that it didn't matter what gender/sex they are. I just try to make seem as normal a thing as you can imagine. It's really important that my kids be accepting of everyone. I've also told her that there are people who think it's wrong to love a person of the same sex.