Ackward

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Registered: 08-12-2008
Ackward
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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 10:29am

So I was out and about with my child. We were getting pedis done and there were a group of ladies drinking wine and talking about weddings. My child reads one of those things you put on beer to keep it cold and read the names on it.

She kept to herself and when we left, she asked me why two girls are getting married.

I told her some people can't help who they fall in love with and they want to be married to celebrate their love. We talked about gay couples and how they are no different then her parents in loving each other.

She asked me who she should marry. I told her who ever your heart falls in love with.

it was ackward feeling for me talking to her about homosexuality.

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Registered: 08-01-2006
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 11:03am
But you explained it well, and you're honest with her.


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Registered: 02-02-2004
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 10:28pm
You did great. The first impression is what stays with us and her first impression (when she asked) was a positive one. If you had answered negatively...you know what I mean.
bsG150
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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 10:31pm

Oh geez!

 

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Registered: 04-10-2010
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 9:41am
* Sorry, I meant to post this to "All." If it was a young child I might say "That can be
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Registered: 08-12-2008
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 9:53am

Hi Coconut, not sure if we ever meet before. So hey Welcome to the board.

My child is almost 10, she is very observant and smart for her age. She can handle the truth on a lot of things. My husband's cousin is gay and they are very respectful not to be touch feely in front of people. She knows that this cousin is gay and has no issues with it. She wanted to know why he always brought boys around and never girls. I was honest with her.

She knows alot of things; we are a somewhat honest family in regards to sexuality. She doesn't need specifics, but she knows how babies are made and that girls can love just girls and that boys can love some boys. I will never tell her about orgies/swinging/BDSM or such-she can learn that on her own like I had to. LOL

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Registered: 04-10-2010
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 10:03am
Sure if she gets it then it's time, that's what I tried to go by. But also part of it is just me, I tried to get the job done as far as talking to them about sex but I don't like it, maybe it makes a difference what sex your child is too. Thanks for the welcome.
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Registered: 04-21-2008
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 10:39am

I think you did an excellent job explaining.

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Registered: 01-29-2009
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 12:22pm

It sounds like you did a good job, but I think people should be more respectful around small children.


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Registered: 04-20-2008
In reply to: cl_dejastar
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 12:50pm

Thankfully, for our kids, they've been raised thinking its all normal.