Depending on her sons age, she might just not want him to get picked on in school. Kids say some jacked up things, and honestly as a parent it is your job to teach them what is socially acceptable. If he’s not gay, she doesn’t want him to grow up with the stigma in school that he is. If he does end up being gay, it is something that he will choose to tell people at his own time and place. My son is kinda strange, and I try to curb that a little so that he doesn’t get picked on in school.
wow everyone is so pissed off that some people “repeat” jokes. I never heard that one before and it’s funny to me.
@ British Hobette – I think there’s quite a big difference between Lance Bass and Justin Timberlake. I can’t quite put my finger on it……ah yes…..a record contract
@ MyJobIsTheSuck – that may be true. It may also mean that she is just trying to protect him. For an adult it’s fine but I wouldn’t want my kid saying that in school or around other kids. He’d get the shit kicked unfortunately
Lissieissocool, remember in the 1960s how black parents covered their children in white paint before school? Being black wasn’t very socially acceptable at the time, but the white out always protected them. Just curbed the strangeness a little, you know?
I don’t know if I like the idea of parents teaching their children to hold up a facade in order to be treated respectfully. I think I have more appreciation for the “let’s go work out so you can kick some bully ass” method.
@Lissieissocool – I know you have your son’s best interest at heart, but really, don’t try to ‘curb’ his ‘strangeness’. If he really wants to do fit the average mold more, believe me when I say he knows how. Trying to change him will only lead to him feeling like you don’t accept him as he is. Some people are just wired to be weird. From the time I was eight years old I was begging for my parents to let me dye my hair purple. They told me I could do it on my twelfth birthday, thinking I would outgrow my “weirdness”. I have not seen my natural hair colour since my twelfth birthday. I’ve dyed it eight different colours.