The “Radical” Gay Family Agenda

A wonderful, funny, pointed and touching new blog from Family
Equality Council Board Member Tommy Starling. We love his Radical Gay
Family Agenda
and think you will too!

We had a really nice dinner last night with another “radical gay
family”. Two moms and three children make up their beautiful
family. As each of our children placed their orders, the waitress
had a very pleasant smile on her face from their manners. One by
one, all four of our children said, “I would like a hamburger and
fries, please”. They followed with a “thank you”. They sat
quietly at one end of the table together and drew pictures and
talked about their day at school. This “radical” training is
really paying off. I could see the fabric of America slowly fraying
just from their presence. All the parents sat at the other end of
the table and had a great adult conversation. I can’t share the
subject matter from the conversation but can assure you it will
lead to the destruction of America in some way.

My daughter was a bit sluggish getting dressed this morning. She
was rudely awakened from the bad storms we had last night. I had to
turn off Toot and Puddle, take her Fruit Loops from her hand and
help her dress. She mumbled something that sounded like, “daddy I
don’t want to”. But I know a 4 year-old would never say
something like that. Of course, the day we are running behind
schedule, her school is having group photos. I had visions of a
cute little hairstyle for her today but that never happened. I
brushed out her frizz, threw a clip in her hair, and sent her on
her way. She does not look like a gay man’s child in the outfit
they required her to wear for the photos. I had to send her to
school in blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and tennis shoes. Her J.
Crew jeggings, sequined shirt, summer shrug, silver ballet
slippers, and marabou hair clip would have been a much better
choice. I hope they put her in the back row of the group shot!

Jeff and I both have a full day of work ahead of us. We are also on
a diet which makes for lovely mood swings. I have the daunting task
of ridding the pantry of sweets and candy today. My case of Thin
Mint Girl Scout cookies is heading out the door. Well, half the
case is, the other has already been eaten (hence the diet). I have
a severe sweet tooth. There is a ton of candy in this house that I
have to get rid of. We only allow our daughter to have candy when
she has been a good girl all day. At the rate she is going, her
Easter basket will last until Christmas! I guess I will go ahead
and toss what is left from it since I have already devoured the
good stuff. I really loved the milk chocolate covered Peeps the
Easter Bunny discovered this year!

I will be cooking grilled chicken and steamed green beans for
dinner…again. We will have to compensate for the bland dinner
with wicked conversations about destroying the marriage of those
people in South Dakota we have never met.