- Look- my kid is potty training!
- My baby is getting so big!
- I’m going on a date with my wife!
- My dog is so cute!
Yeah- I post all that.
No, its not because I’m self absorbed.
If I’m being honest- its actually quite purposeful.
For many of the people in my “momma village”- I’m often the first and only LGBT parent they know.
They may have a gay cousin. Work with a lesbian. Maybe even have a neighbor with a gay kid.
But same sex couples with kids…while numbers are increasing there are still only a few in our city.
And why do I bring all this up?
I hate to get political- but the truth is that same sex marriage really only recently became legal nationwide- I was still pregnant with EJ when it did.
And the fact that the highest court in our country, may soon be shifted very far right- frankly, is terrifying.
And so yes, I overshare. Because I know our life is actually quite boring. We aren’t doing anything spectacular here. We aren’t going on amazing vacations. We don’t have fancy cars or a gorgeously designed HGTV home.
We live in an average neighborhood. With average cars. With average jobs. And we have two kids.
And I share how normal we are all the time- because its a lot harder to hate something so familiar. There are still people who think we shouldn’t be married. That we are doing great damage to our kids by denying them a “normal family” with “a mother AND a father”
But once you get to know someone of a marginalized group- you learn they have more in common with you than not. That we really aren’t that different. And that our family, is just as normal as yours- and we still need it protected.