…you’re a fag, but I’m not sure what that means.”

That greeting from the twins’ classmate who we saw on the playground this week came as a bit of a shock.

My initial reaction was to say, “Well, it means your dad is an asshole.” But, as I looked at the innocence on the kid’s face, I thought, “What it means is that if your dad is comfortable using that kind of language around his six year old then I hope & pray that you turn out straight. Otherwise, I fear your dad will treat you horribly, placing you on the fast track of becoming another depressed 14 year old who feels alone & harms himself in some way whether it’s through drugs, unsafe sex, alcohol, or suicide.”

So, I just smiled and said, “I’m not really sure what it means but my name is Kenny so why don’t you just call me that.”

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  1. lipglosshippy reblogged this from electradaddy and added:
    So sad that amazing people such as electradaddy have to deal with BS like this. I’m sad that a child is being taught...
  2. hey-there-moonflower said: This made me so sad. You handled it wonderfully though.
  3. timeoflilacs said: This was a really sad post. I’m so sorry. But you definitely had the best response ever. <3
  4. katalyst13 reblogged this from electradaddy
  5. asimpledad said: You are amazing.
  6. lightningbaltimore said: You never cease to impress me. What a great answer!
  7. cornerof5thand57th said: Good. Grief. People can really suck.
  8. yohanlim reblogged this from thedaddycomplex
  9. thehobodad reblogged this from electradaddy and added:
    This man right here!
  10. togetbackhomeward said: Wow. Just wow. Glad you took the high road of course, but it’s so sad that people are teaching their children that sort of language.
  11. loveandresentment reblogged this from electradaddy and added:
    You are, very clearly, a better man than I. Good on you for how you handled that.
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