I am a lesbian and have been with my partner since we were both 15. We have been together for ten years and have 6 kids. My son is 6 and in the first grade. His homework assignment was to bring in a poster with pictures of his family members and to label who they were for family night. He worked so hard on his poster and was excited to take it to school.
When we got to school the teacher asked all the kids to hang their posters up so everyone could see. Another parent commented that my son shouldn't receive full credit for his poster because it has 2 mothers on it instead of a mom and dad. She then told her son not to sit by or play with my son because he carries the gay disease on his clothes. But then she didn't understand why this was rude to say in front of my son or in front of me. Do you find this rude? How would you react if someone said this to you or your child?
Let me just say that I am used to being judged for being who I am and being gay. But I never expected my 6 year old would have to deal with it at school.
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That is horrible! Of course its rude. I live in the five college area of Western Mass and there are so many families around here led by gay parents
Did the teacher speak up if she heard this mom? IF not, she should have. What the woman said was not only ignorant towards you but to any other kids who are being raised in non-traditional families--single parents, guardians, fosters....
I have a feeling your kids will be running into this type of ignorance a lot. The best thing to do would be to prepare them for it by being honest with them about the kind of family yours is and why some people feel it's not right.
IDK that's a hard one. How rude of her. Unfortunately all you can do is probably talk to your son about it, he's going to have to deal with rude comments from stupid people. Maybe talk to the teacher and she can have a talk with the class about the different kinds of families. Or have her talk to the mother.
I'm not saying to do this but the first thing that crossed my mind is to go up to her and touch her. Ask her to please respect your adult decision and not bring your sons into it. Then touch her and laugh telling her Ohh I'm sorry I touched you - whispering "I hope I didn't give you the gay." LOL.