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Subject: cute son story you will appreciate (I hope!)
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 6:52 AM ET
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yesterday driving in the car to school, A (aged 5) announced he was going to live in Boston when he grows up and marries a girl in his class.... and that his best friend A2 will live next door since boys can't get married to each other.... I said to him that right now men in Massachussetts can get married (is that still the case??.. I hope so!), and that hopefully by the time he's a grown up men will be allowed to marry men in the rest of the country as well.  He got a big smile on his face and said "good I can't wait to tell A2! He'll be excited"... then (unfortunately) I did caution him that we live in an area where there are people that don't think boys should get married, and we don't know what A2's parents think, so he needed to be careful about what he tells A2. 

I was soooo happy to share with my son that it's okay to want to marry a man (and since he's 5  I know he's just thinking about wanting to be with his best friend at this point, and not much else)... but I hated having to add the caution in talking about it.... but as a mom trying raise an open son in a not very open area, I was too afraid of some of the repurcussions......it does make me think twice about sending him to a public school next year.  AGH!  it's a struggle and I know it's not ever one tenth of one percent of what many of you go through and have gone through!!!! so a big huge supportive hug to each and everyone (andto the other the parents here  trying to raise accepting children, too!)

Anway...  I wanted to share how cute and excited he was to have him mommy tell him that it is okay to marry another boy :)

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 8:03 AM ET
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That's sweet.  My niece wants to marry my son because she's so young (4) and he's so old (14) and they have nothing in common, but he's so kind to her, making sure she doesn't get left behind and such, so she loves him, and if you love someone you marry them (her words).  But she went to a cousin's wedding this past summer and the bride looked so pretty that she decided she will marry a girl so they can both wear wedding gowns.  My son was thrilled with this idea as it gets him "off the hook".

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:45 AM ET
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I just love the way kids think.

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 4:32 PM ET
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Sam - thanks so much for sharing that with us.  There are days I get down in the dumps about the fact that I can't get married to DP and other issues, but then stories like this one remind me that there are people out there who do 'get it' and who are raising caring & loving & open-minded children such as you are.  Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 4:41 PM ET
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Sam, Aaron is an awesome kid.  Although we could have problems, because I've already decided I want to marry him when he grows up...;)

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 1:19 PM ET
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Thank you Sam for the great story. A is a very lucky boy, great parents and a great book store. Could you really want more at 5? 

Last Edited on: 11/10/07 4:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/10/2007 2:25 PM ET
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The stories are very heart-wrming.  Kids say the neatest things - especially when their minds aren't filled with passed on restrictions about life.


L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/11/2007 5:31 AM ET
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Very cute!!!  Kids are aware at a very early age.

It's all about planting seeds.....