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    Boys Like More Than The Red Sox

    | NC, USA | Children, Siblings, Top

    (I am working maintenance at a church that has a day-care. A six-year-old boy runs up to me. I notice he has no shoes on, but is wearing pink socks.)

    Me: “Pink socks? Where are your shoes?”

    Boy: “Do you like my socks? Boys can wear pink too! Pink is a boys color!”

    (The boy runs out the door that leads to a dirt path. Less than a minute later, a girl slightly older than the boy comes running down the hall. She is not wearing shoes or socks.)

    Girl: “Have you seen my little brother? He’s wearing my socks!”

    Generation Genderalization

    | Dover, DE, USA | Grandparents, LGTBQ, Top

    (I’m spending the day with my grandmother at her house. We’re talking about LGBTQ related topics, since I’d just come out to her as bisexual. I have just finished telling a story about a female-to-male transgender friend, who is being told by his mother that he isn’t transgendered, but just a lesbian.)

    Grandma: “Well, that’s poor boy’s mother’s so full of s***! And how come a girl can like sports, but the second a guy wants to bake he’s suddenly a f****** f*****!?”

    (My grandmother proceeds to rant for a good ten minutes, pretty much expressing all the same views that I have about LGBTQ and acceptance/equality.)

    Me: “This is why you’re my favorite.”

    Grandma: “Oh honey, I know.”

    The Cars And The Bees

    | Antwerp, Belgium | Aunts & Uncles, Children, Nephews & Nieces, Top

    (We are watching the movie ‘Cars’ with the extended family. Suddenly, I realize there are cars all ages, even couples, but no children.)

    Me: “I wonder where little cars come from…”

    Nephew: *sighs* “Well, Auntie, you know when a mummy car and a daddy car love each other very much, and want kids, they go the hospital and they plant a seed. Once the baby is ready, a stork-copter will bring it to his mum and dad, who will love it and let it grow.”

    My Mum: “You are right [Grandson]. See Auntie, that was a stupid question!”

    (I’m unable to respond since I’m laughing so hard.)

    Not A Gifted Father

    | USA | Parents & Guardians, Siblings, Top

    (Today is my birthday, while my step-sister’s birthday is a week away. I go over to my father’s house after picking up my step-sister from school. He asks me to stay for dinner, but does not say anything about my birthday. After dinner, my dad comes out with a big wrapped box.)

    Dad: “I could not wait any longer! I had to give the birthday gift to my special girl!”

    (My dad puts the gift in front of my step-sister.)

    Dad: “I know it’s a week away [step-sister], but I could not hold off any longer!”

    (I wait for a while, but my father does not pull out any gifts for me, or even say happy birthday. I am holding back tears the rest of the night. But the next day, my mom and step dad surprised me with ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets! I also had a great birthday dinner with my mom and step-dad’s family. Also a few months later, my dad gets mad that I don’t wish him a happy birthday, and calls me an “awful selfish daughter.” I have since stopped talking to him, and I have a much better life!)

    Science Makes My Head Spin

    | Australia | Siblings, Top

    (My family and I are Christian, and good friends with a local pastor. Unfortunately, he has ‘traditional’ Christian views regarding women, while my family is more modern. As a result, it causes a little friction when he passes me over in favor of my brothers, or tells me to go help prepare the food while the men talk. I usually ignore the treatment so I don’t cause problems between my dad and his best friend. Although I am a HD science student at university, I look very young and like to dress in pink frilly clothes, and I am quite ditzy and clumsy. On this occasion, I am seated opposite from the pastor at the dinner table, and have more or less been told to stay quiet so the men can have a proper conversation. They were discussing the mechanics of the miraculous lengthened day in Joshua: 10.)

    Pastor: “Well, couldn’t He have just stopped the earth from spinning?”

    (I bite my tongue. My brother glances at me and says what I wanted to say.)

    Brother: “That would mean the whole world had a longer day or a longer night, [Pastor]. There are no records of that. It would have to be localised.”

    Dad: “Besides, just stopping the world cold like that would fling everybody off, like if you were riding in car without a seatbelt and it crashed.”

    Pastor: “But gravity would—”

    Me: “It doesn’t work like that, I’m afraid.”

    Pastor: “Yes, it would. You see, [My Name], gravity is what keeps us on the—”

    Dad: “She’s right, [Pastor]. Gravity is not a solution. You couldn’t just stop the world dead.”

    Pastor: “Well, what about the sun? You could stop it in the sky over one spot, so it would work. Does the sun rotate? You could stop it spinning. Does it spin? I don’t think it does—”

    Me: “Actually, not only does the sun rotate, it rotates at different rates at its poles and equator because it is not solid like earth. More than that, stopping the sun from rotating on its axis would not affect the length of a day on earth, especially not in one specific area. The sun doesn’t just hang in the sky. A better bet would be stopping or slowing the earth, but we’ve already discussed why that couldn’t be what happened. A high school level understanding of the solar system tells us that much. Ultimately, we will just have to believe that God performed a miracle, which is exactly what happened, no matter how it happened.”

    (The pastor remains silent.)

    Me: “Oh, I mean, I don’t know much about all this science stuff, but I do so love little kitten things. They’re so soft and fluffy!”

    (My brother fist bumps me.)


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