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This afternoon, my 5 year old son and I were downtown on a gorgeous spring day. An older man stopped us, and started talking to him. It quickly became clear that he thought my son was the child of a good friend of his. When DS said, "No, I don't have a father" the older man got very uncomfortable and started to stammer. DS then enthusiastically said, "You know why I don't have a father? Because I have TWO moms!!"

 

And the older man said, without missing a beat, "Then, you're the luckiest little dude I know." heartbeat.gif (FTR, I don't actually think it is true that a child is lucky to not have a father, or that two moms are better than a mom and a dad, but I thought it was so incredibly sweet of the man to immediately figure out a way to make my son feel special and celebrated, instead of different and lacking).

 

 

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love this!!!


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this is such a sweet interaction. yes, not only did he make your little guy feel super special, but he didn't miss a beat when it came to the same-sex partnership. i know you know that is not always the case, especially in members of the older generations.....

super heart warming, thanks for sharing.


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Awesome.


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Aww this gave me goosebumps, that's such a great response smile.gif
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Love this. Thanks for sharing!


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