Double Jeopardy Applies Even When You’re 7
Aug17

Double Jeopardy Applies Even When You’re 7

Me: Remember, you can say anything to your doctor. You won’t get in trouble. This is like a free pass for saying stuff. Riley: Stupid stupid stupid. Can I put up my middle finger? Like Beyonce? Me: Um, no. Not like that. I mean, you can say whatever but I meant that she’s going to ask you questions and I want you to be honest.…

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Yes, I Drink Alcohol and Yes, I Sometimes Drink In Front Of My Kid
Jun22

Yes, I Drink Alcohol and Yes, I Sometimes Drink In Front Of My Kid

“Do you think parents should drink in front of their kids?” “No. No way. Definitely not.” “Really? Why not?” “Because the kids and little tiny babies might not know what it is and they will get it and drink beer.” “Oh, yeah, that would be super bad. But I drink in front of you. Is that okay?” “Yeah, that’s obviously fine since you drank beer like 1,467 times in...

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Talking To My Cis Kid About The Trans Bathroom Issue
May12

Talking To My Cis Kid About The Trans Bathroom Issue

We talk about bathrooms a lot. We celebrate when we find a family bathroom. We cringe at the binary. We talk about North Carolina and Massachusetts. We talk about being kind and that some people aren’t. She tells me she wants family bathrooms at her school. She tells me she doesn’t want to line up as boys and girls. She gets mad at gendered language about toys at McDonalds.…

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She Doesn’t Call Me Mommy Anymore: On Nonbinary Trans Parenting and Mother’s Day
May09

She Doesn’t Call Me Mommy Anymore: On Nonbinary Trans Parenting and Mother’s Day

It wasn’t supposed to be like this—me, drinking coffee, her sitting too close all elbows and knees and bones and limbs. She had plans. Her plans included me taking her to a toy store, but that was mostly because she didn’t understand the holiday and when you’re 7, all holidays and special days and every day should end up at a toy store.…

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More About Why Than What
Apr06

More About Why Than What

“Can you tell me a story about when you were a kid? A good one. With a lot of detail.” She’s been asking about who I was as a kid a lot lately. Maybe because every time she falls, I tell her a story of some time that I fell, or my brother broke his elbow, or my dad fell off his bike.…

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