A couple of my friends have had their children come out. This knocked them for a bit of a loop when it happened. No matter your politics, you always want the easiest road possible ahead for your kid.
Not me. In fact, my wife and I are raising our daughter as a lesbian. We're religiously watching Ellen and sprinkling Ani DiFranco songs into our Spotify playlists. We encourage play dates with her female daycare classmates. And, as I revealed in a previous Stir blog, I walk around the house naked, which should forever put her off to the male form.
Men are just disgusting. I know, being one occasionally myself. I'm crass, smelly, and selfish and all I ever want is sex (when I'm not hungry or tired).
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Fifty years ago, women needed men to have children, to eat food, and to live indoors. But all that has changed. So why not take advantage?
Some people claim that sexual orientation isn't a choice but an inborn trait. They cite things like "science" and "facts." But I know we're doing all we can, in case they're wrong.
When Skylar grows up, I want her to know the joy of exchanging clothes and fashion advice with a significant other. I don't want her forced to watch the Oxygen Channel alone. And, oh yeah, I want her in relationships with people who put her feelings above their own.
Would you really be as liberal as you think if your child came out to you?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside