"Cool. What do you want for dinner?"
Then afterwards I'd give them a big hug and thank them for sharing their feelings with me.
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11-09-2012 11:23 #51
11-09-2012 11:32 #52
How would you feel...
I'd probably just give them a big hug and thank them for telling me and ask if they wanted to talk or had questions etc.
As for how I would feel, I wouldn't care. As long as my child is happy, that's all that matters to me.
11-09-2012 11:38 #53
I'd secretly be a bit excited if any of my DS's were gay. Then I wouldn't have to deal with a DIL!
11-09-2012 11:46 #54
11-09-2012 12:04 #55Senior Member
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How would you feel...
I don't know if I can answer this honestly. I'd like to say it would be a non-issue, but I know deep down I would be worried for them because of the hardships they may face and how the news would be received by other members of our family.
I would of course love my child unconditionally and support them however I could. I wouldn't be disappointed or anything like that, I would be proud they knew themselves plus trusted me enough to tell me.
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11-09-2012 12:13 #56
My son's sexuality is an absolute non-issue for me.
I'd be incredibly supportive and pleased that he had told me and not tried to live a closeted life out of fear of judgement.
It breaks my heart to think of a parent being 'disappointed' in their child for being gay. I can't get my head around it
11-09-2012 12:14 #57
But on the upside - much harder to have an accidental unwanted pregnancy
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11-09-2012 12:32 #58
First off, I'd probably give a blank look and say "Ok". Not to upset them, but simply because the sexuality of other people is of very little interest to me! *chuckle*.
Then I'd let them know that I supported them, loved them, and would be there for them no matter what because I know from watching friends that it can be a hard life at times.
But honestly? It would never change how I feel about my kids. It'd be like them saying to me "Mum, I like Pokemon". Ok. Cool. What do you want for dinner?
11-09-2012 12:36 #59
Old joke. A man is married to a woman and she's one of these ones who will never shut up. Always had an opinion on everything anyone ever does, gossiping all over the place and never giving him a moments peace.
One day, their 20-something year old daughter comes to them and says "Mum, Dad, I want you to know that I'm gay."
Well, mum is gob smacked and just sits there, silent, too shocked to say anything.
The dad walks quietly across to his daughter with a big smile on his face, gives her a hug and says "I love you sweetheart and I'm proud of you. I just wish to Christ you had of told us years ago. Finally, she's shut up!"
I figure I'd be that dad. It's a complete non-issue for me.
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