Long story short -
Riley made friends in the neighborhood this week. We were so excited. Their mom came over last night. She brought us some Indonesian pudding and told us that although she really likes us and thinks we have a lot in common, they are evangelical christians and do not agree with the homosexual lifestyle. She said they are certainly not afraid of us but they want to teach their children family values and don’t want their kids coming over to our house and being exposed to something they don’t agree with… but Riley’s more than welcome at theirs. We told her that we were going to be open with Riley and explain the situation and ultimately leave it up to her.
Have a little faith in your kids. I would like to think that if you were secure in your “lifestyle” and “family values” you should be able to send your kids out in to the world (i.e. their friend’s house) with the confidence that you have given your kids a solid foundation to not be negatively affected by whichever “lifestyle” they are exposed to.
don’t have words have too many words to express how upset I am.
Favorite quote from Riley last night “…gay means happy and if you’re happy you’re able to love someone, how could you disagree with that lifestyle?”