I am just like every other mom in this world. I think I have some gorgeous girls. I know I am biased, because I also think my fur baby “Birdie” is the cutest dog alive. Here is a picture for reference:
We get stopped a few times by people who tell us we have a pretty baby. We constantly get told we have a “cute son”, our daughters are often mis gendered. It does not bother me, I am used to it. People comment on their hair and eyes and dimples. Sometimes I do get annoyed or caught off guard when someone asks “what are they” or “what is she”, so I usually answer “A Virgo”.
We were on a bus in Niagara, I was sitting with Sidney (the almost 3 year old) and across and a little bit up April was sitting with Maxine (almost 1 year old). A older gentleman was sitting next to April and Maxine and kept complimenting Max on her beauty. He said, “She must be a daddy’s girl” April responded “She is mommy’s girl”. He went on “Oh no, that must be daddy’s girl. I hope daddy has a shot gun” April just responded “She is mommy’s girl”
A few days later when we were driving home, we stopped at a rest stop. I waited in the car with Maxine who was sleeping and April took Sidney inside. April came back and said while she was waiting in line another man started a conversation with her. He also said “She must be daddy’s girl. I hope daddy has a shot gun” April used the “She is mommy’s girl” response once again.
I know a day will come when the girls will respond for themselves that they have two mommies. I have no idea how people will react, I just hope for their sake they react positively.
Although we are just back from a vacation to Canada, tomorrow we leave for another mini-vacation to Provincetown. (I have entered a point in my life where making memories is more important than making money) PTown is a gay mecca. It is one of my favorite places in the world. Every week of the summer they have themes. Everything from Women’s week, Bear week, gay pilots week, you name it you can find in in PTown. This week is family week. Hosted by The Family Equality Council, family week is s big gathering of LGBT families, where there are lesbian moms, gay dads, transgendered couples with kids, every combination of gender / sex / ethnicities and race are represented. It is amazing the combination of families. I love going there and being surrounded with families like mine. I love having the girls be able to be with other kids that have similar family structures. It is a place where you just feel 100% comfortable, no questions asked. Best of all, I know I won’t be told “That must be daddy’s girl, daddy better have a shot gun!”