(Closed) getting some back lash for being honest…was i too honest?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3943 posts
Honey bee

@stardustintheeyes: I think your answer was great. I probably would have answered in the same way. I dont understand what your cousin was upset about.

Post # 4
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think you answered his question perfectly, and I commend you for handling it so well.

Post # 5
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Your answer was perfect!

Post # 6
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@stardustintheeyes: I think that is the perfect way to answer it. If we are trying to eradicate homophobia more parents need to teach their kids this way.

Love between two people is love and that is to be cherished and fostered.

Post # 7
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@stardustintheeyes: I think you answered the right way! I don’t understand what your cousin would have doen differently.

Post # 8
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

YOu did the right thing. Kids need to be taught at an early age about acceptance of all kinds of people and ways of life.

Post # 9
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t think you did anything wrong, I don’t understand why your cousin had a problem.

Post # 10
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think more parents need to be like you and be upfront and honest with their kids when these questions are asked – in terms they can understand of course but i think you were in the right to give him that answer.

Post # 10
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think you answered the question beautifully!

Post # 11
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree, I think you handled the situation perfectly.  And besides that, he’s your son, not hers.

Post # 12
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your answer was perfect! I wouldn’t do anything different than what you did.

Post # 13
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I think you handled it beautifully!  I remember my aunt’s best male friend having a boyfriend when I was tiny and I got a very simple, age appropriate explanation just like the one you gave.

I loved that guy…his apartment was like Studio 54…mirrors and neon (this was in the early 80s). 

By The Way, did you see the youtube video of the little boy encountering his first gay couple?  He was totally cool with it.  At the end, he goes “can we go play ping pong now?” or something like that. 


Post # 14
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think your answer was perfect! Basic enough for a child to understand without going into too much detail.

I’m curious: What did your cousin think you should have done?

Post # 15
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@stardustintheeyes: That was a great answer and you should be proud of how you handled this. Thank you for sharing this insight/experience.

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