Friday, July 10, 2009

coffee through my nose

Emily (almost 6) to me: "Well, Denise (school friend) thinks its okay for girls to marry other girls, so she's a dyke too!"





(Once I regained my composure, I explained the difference between being a lesbian and the broader political/social implications of gay marriage...well as much as she can understand. What I didn't realize is that she understands the word dyke - in our conversations, I've always used the word "lesbian," but I'm sure the word has come up before....)

5 comments:

Avril Fleur said...

Out of the mouths of babes... :)

Camlin said...

I'm inclined to believe some days that she's a slightly undersized adult.

Avril Fleur said...

Very few adults are innocent enough to be that honest! lol! I love that she has such a sense of confidence in her self-expression! I wish we didn't lose that as we get older. Hopefully, she won't

Laura Lee said...

That had me laughing out loud!

Earth Muffin said...

One of these days, that little girl of yours is going to change the world!