We were going through photos of his summer camp class and a photo of a boy classmate of his came along. My son got really embarrassed and wanted to keep looking at it. Then he said that he thought this boy was cute. He then said something else, which I didn't hear, and he wouldn't repeat it.
I don't care what my son's sexual orientation is, I just was taken aback. I kind of shrugged it off and didn't make a big deal out of it, but should I be asking more questions or something?
Answer by Mel30248 at 9:44 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by leomommy1325 at 9:53 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:55 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Yeah that's a tough one. I believe my son was saying something along those lines but after talking about it I had a talk with his aunt! He said something about taylor lautner from twilight and he saw him on tv. What he was saying was what she was saying to her friends... His aunt is only 13. I am amazed at how young he is and is wanting to be "in" and trying to follow already and he hasn't even started kindergarten. You could try and ask him about the kid maybe cute was the only word he could think of to describe what he was trying to get across or heard someone else from his class call him that. And you've gotta let him know its OK to be whoever he wants to be and not just go with others because he thinks he should.
Answer by horseap at 9:57 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by mamawilbur at 9:58 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
I was going to say the same thing as Mel30248. i'm am so happy that you are being supportive of him. you are a great mommy
Answer by ajs16919 at 10:00 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:01 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:02 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
I agree with Anon. When I was about 7, a new girl transferred into my school. We are a small, middle to low income town. We didn't see a lot of nice cars or brand name clothes. Our clothing store was WalMart and the nearest anything else is nearly 100 miles away. This girl had leather boots and her parents drove a nice car. She had Nikes and Sketchers and Hollister and Buckle clothing. Stuff we didn't have here. I felt drawn to her because she was so different, so new. And I was intimidated by her. I would stare at her and wonder what her life was like at home. In short, I fantasized about it. I never told anyone except my mom because it felt weird. Looking back on it, I think it was a novelty thing. I just didn't know how else to explain it.
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:17 PM on Jul. 11, 2011