Today my daughter asked if all mommies were married to husbands. Me- I am the dramatic, over-thinking mom wondering if we were headed down the two mommies talk. So I told her no, her Aunt So-and-So was married, but she's not anymore, but she is still a mommy.
She pushed me. "But mom, most kids have a mommy and daddy married at the beginning, you know, at the start when they're babies."
So I agreed, yes, most kids we know have families that look just like that,
And here's where I am proud of me. I stopped there. I am proud of my gay friends and their families and I am proud that I will always be open and honest with my kids. But I'm proud I stopped because I didn't know if either of us is ready for a deeper discussion. She is barely five.
I am SO not ready for these real life issues. Likely she is just trying to figure out the whole family unit how do babies come thing (I have a lot of pregnant friends and new babies in our circle). Where is my baby??!!