Lacey’s got a great timely [read as: SPOILER ALERT] question about how to talk to our kids about what we see on television.
While watching Glee last night, my 5 year old son asked why the two boys were kissing. After explaining that you have to really like, if not love, someone to kiss them (I don’t want him around kissing everyone he just likes), he corrects me with “No mom, why are two boys kissing.”
My response “Because people fall in love with the soul and not the body. Sometimes boys fall in love with other boys, or girls, or both.” Since I had failed to prepare my self for this conversation, that was the best I could do on reaction. Not sure how to have this conversation age-appropriate for a 5 year old. Any suggestions? -Lacey
First, Gleek moment: I love that they finally kissed! SQUEE! Glee fangirling aside, my favorite thoughts on this subject come from this blog post written by a DILFy friend about how he explained “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” to his 4-year-old daughter. He’s got some great perspectives on avoiding labels, but I’d love to open it up to Offbeat Mama readers: how do you have these discussions with YOUR kids?