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I just wanted to throw some support your way - I know you've already gotten tons of it.

In college I had a professor who amazed me from the very first moment I saw him. He was so graceful, he filled a room with it. He had a winning smile, and the softest, most gentle voice. He was so incredibly feminine, and yet seemed so happy and secure. He filled a room when he walked in. After a couple of semesters taking his classes we became friends and once I asked him when he knew he was gay (because he was, which is not to assume your son is) and he told me "I have never been other than I am, I have just always been different, from as early as I can remember." He was clearly very comfortable with himself and he always impressed me. I wished I had been so secure in me.

So good for you for allowing your son to be who he is!
post #102 of 104
SeekingSerenity, I think you're doing a wonderful job with your son.

I hope nobody minds if I kinda tag along on this thread. I won't hijack it, but I do have a three year old boy in my class who feels exactly the same way SeekingSerenity's son feels. Taking notes on his behalf. :
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SeekingSerenity, I think you're doing a wonderful job with your son.

I hope nobody minds if I kinda tag along on this thread. I won't hijack it, but I do have a three year old boy in my class who feels exactly the same way SeekingSerenity's son feels. Taking notes on his behalf. :
Absolutely - you're so welcome here. And thank you for the support. It's not easy to know what to say or how to handle it sometimes when I'm in public, and someone says "What a handsome young man you are!" to which my brilliant little star replies, "I'm a GIRL!!" I just smile and hug him reassuringly. I won't tell him not to say that... it's what he feels, after all.

Hopefully all the support and kindness I have gotten here at MDC will also help some other mamas out there who might be in a similar situation with their children.
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Absolutely - you're so welcome here. And thank you for the support. It's not easy to know what to say or how to handle it sometimes when I'm in public, and someone says "What a handsome young man you are!" to which my brilliant little star replies, "I'm a GIRL!!" I just smile and hug him reassuringly. I won't tell him not to say that... it's what he feels, after all.

Hopefully all the support and kindness I have gotten here at MDC will also help some other mamas out there who might be in a similar situation with their children.
I don't doubt that somewhere, at some point another mother or father is going to come on here and read this thread and know that 1) they aren't alone and 2) see that they can support their child, even if the most of the rest of the world doesn't want to. They will also see that there are others out there who are perfectly willing to accept that even at a young age a childs gender may not be dictated by their physiology. Keeping up with this thread has helped me see that the world isn't as bad as it seems.
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