Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Corrupting Idaho's preschoolers, one classroom at a time
Lucas has gotten waaaay into spelling lately. Since the letters of the week at his preschool are "O" and "Q," on the way into school this morning, he was asking me how to spell "Q" words. We spelled "queen," and then Lucas spelled "queer."
"Mommy, what does 'queer' mean?"
I explained that queer has a couple meanings he should know and provided the definitions, emphasizing once again that some men love men, and some women love women, and that some kids have two mommies and some have two daddies.
Fast-forward 9 hours. I walk into his preschool classroom to find Lucas sitting at a table with two other little boys and a classroom aide. One of the little boys flashes a peace sign at me.
"Some dudes," he says excitedly, "love dudes, and that's OK."
My work is done here. I can move back to California now, yes?