Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tomorrow on Bilerico: "In My Grandmother's Dress"

You'll have to go to Bilerico tomorrow morning to find my answer to this:

Dear Father Tony,

I read what you recently wrote about parenting so maybe you can settle something for me. We are two men raising my five year old son. I want this kid to grow up to be confident, which you correctly noted is so important, and because of that I want him to fit in at school. I don't want him to act loopy or fem or dress "different" when he is young. He will have plenty of time for that when he is older if he wants. Because of this, we are careful to dress masculine at home. We never did drag but I mean that we have just toned down the whole gay way of dressing. We are keeping it "beige" if you know what I mean. I think I'm doing the kid a favor. He can flame out in whatever direction he wants to when he is on his own. My husband says I might be wrong about this.


Update: It's up. Get on it.


Spouse Walker said...

lmao. That is so funny. My smile feels cemented on my face because it is the mind that manifests the look. So will this couple be "beiging out" their gay thoughts too. How about addressing their own sad childhoods instead of projecting the same thing that has yet to "befall" this little one? Now i am not laughing at all. I guess wearing high heels around the house is out too! Drats. Where is the flavor? What happened to all the color?

Tater said...

I think this was on an episode of Modern Family (really funny show btw). Seriously though? I would think it is more important to share honesty and courage to be one's self, rather than exemplifying 'straight acting and appearing' to a child. This is a new era, and many gay couples who adopt or raise children together are somewhat frantic to get it right. I think their hearts are in the right place, but they really, really, need to calm down and realize that they can mess things up repeatedly, and their children will still turn out OK if they are simply loved, nurtured, and provided consistent guidance.

bj said...

beige? which pocket, left or right?