Saturday, August 22, 2009

What A Sweet Thing To Say


One of our straight friends came to our last party with our gay friends. Nellie brought her two kids who have always been around lots of different types of people, including two gay guy friends of hers. She had explained to them that there are lots of different kinds of love and that their love was a little different, but still the same.

Nellie told me today about the trip home after our party. Her daughter said, "You know how everybody's different, Mom?" Then she hesitated.

"Yes, is there something you want to say? Just say it."

"Well, I could just tell at that party that everybody loved everybody. There was lots of love there."

And that's exactly how I want my house to feel.

26 comments:

vixen kitten said...

I wish all children would be raised that way.

It was always what I strived for while raising my son.

Just love. Nothing else matters.

Have a beautiful weekend, Sugar.

xoxo
~vk~

SkylersDad said...

Beautiful. Just like Skylers friend Jillian!

Lynette said...

That is right. A house filled with love is a home to all!

Mike Golch said...

A home filled with love says it all.

Bina said...

How sweet!!! I love sweet, loving, caring, understanding, mothers who raise their children the same way. I certainly hope I have accomplished that.

Gina said...

That is all kinds of awesome. I want Logan to say that one day. :)

Zip n Tizzy said...

I grew up with a gay housemate.
He was the best "partner," my mom ever had, and the men I grew up with taught me everything I know about unconditional love, and the power of extended family. They're still the men I turn to as grandfathers for my sons.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

We have loads of gay male friends and we don't shy away from asking about their boyfriends or partners in front of our children.

I want them to know love is love, and that can come in many packages and they're all okay.

mrs. m said...

i love that.

i'm striving to help raise my step-son in the exact same way. he's still very young, but i know the opportunity to show him love in all facets will come sooner rather than later.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Kids are smart and kind. its when ignorant adults get a hold of them. sounds like she taught them well. Its about the love no matter where it comes from. My kids also have been around my 3 gay friends alot and my sister is a lesbian and they have no issues.

ChocDrop said...

That is fantastic. Kids need to know that love is everywhere and all around them.

My kids are accepting of everyone.

Shrek and Fiona said...

[Shrek] What a great story.

Rex Venom said...

Your house and the Whole World...be nice.
Rock on!

Akelamalu said...

Now THAT is a lovely thing to say and it must have been obvious for the child to notice. :)

phd in yogurtry said...

That is so sweet. On many levels. I feel the love, too.

nitebyrd said...

Good parenting going on there.

That is the highest compliment anyone could ever be paid.

Scarlet said...

That is the sweetest compliment, especially coming from a child. To have them go away feeling the love from your home, that's awesome!

James said...

Good story and post. Kids are very perceptive. It is good when they are so open with what they say, and have the opportunity to feel they can say anything to adults. That mum is doing something right.

And your house must be a great place!

Bond said...

Kids say the darndest things and can be so darn wise

KPChicago said...

and just awwwwwwww here.
k-

Jeanne said...

Don't know who I'm prouder of -- her or you!

crystal said...

I am so excited for the day when all children are allowed to see love in all its glorious forms!! I love the picture with this post by the way, playing with lights is fun :)

Slyde said...

awesome, awesome, awesome...

Kimberly said...

Kids are so innocent. Why can't we all be more like them? Oh, thas right...we grow up and become cynical bastards and bitches. Stupid growth hormones.

cctjt said...

oh, I would so want that to be said of my home. Kudos to you!

bridgeout said...

Very very cool!