At some point, each of us has questioned our ability to be good parents. One the first posts on the Way Out Parenting blog sheds light on that little flame of doubt in all of us. From her April 13th post:
“Back in the Dark Ages of Gay Parenting, any gay person who aspired to start a family faced one inquisitorial question, and it reverberated from all fronts: ‘What in God’s name gives you the audacity to think that you could possibly be parenting material?’
“Children of Gays (COGs) were bound to suffer irreparable gender confusion. Lesbian-raised daughters would strut around like truck drivers, and sons with gay fathers would be candidates for Project Runway by the age of ten…
“But some of you did settle down, and instead of disco dancing to “We Are Family,” you started one instead. The apocalypse didn’t happen. National Security wasn’t breached. The stock market only suffered the usual fluctuations. And you weren’t assassinated.”
For those wondering if parenthood is the right direction for you, Carrie provides a list in her April 15th post to help assess levels of “impending parenthood”. The first sign:
“You find yourself listening attentively—not rolling your eyes—when a straight colleague describes in elaborate detail her six-month-old’s most recent developmental milestone.”
Check-in with Carrie often and experience Way Out Parenting.