Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shout out

Aiden has started that really adorable phase where he wants to wear our clothes (in his case, shoes, hats and barrettes).  He found a pair of my shoes that he liked and practised wearing them until he could walk.  Then he walked from one bedroom all the way to the other so he could look at himself  in the mirror wearing Mama's shoes.  

At the risk of offending anyone, I'm going to take a moment to be controversial.  I really wanted to call this post "Aiden's shout out against Prop 8". But, it's really my shout out.  I've hesitated a long time about this because I know Prop 8 is a sensitive topic  for many, especially in my own family.   Still I feel too strongly about this to keep quiet.  Everyone should have the right to love and where love exists it should be supported.  That we have legislated against it makes me sad.  There was a time when it was illegal for people of different races to marry each other.  When you see the beauty that is Aiden, it seems pure craziness that anyone would be threatened enough by his existence that they would want to deny him the right of growing up in the security of a legally recognized family.  I hope one day we'll look back on Prop 8 and be able to say the same thing.   So many arguments for Prop 8 presented it as protecting our children when it does the opposite.  Like it or not gay people have children too and those children are as deserving of family as the rest of us.  

 One really amazing thing about having a baby is that you see the world through fresh eyes.  When it comes to cultural norms, babies don't know anything about "should" they just accept everything the way it is and everyone the way they are.  Maybe that's why we love them so much.  People are either friendly and helpful or they are not.  Coolness doesn't even register.  Neither does moral or right.  Kindness is key and really all you need to know about a person.  I feel that as a state, we've lost sight of this.  It can be so easy to loose the child's gift of total acceptance.  My hope for Aiden is that he never does.  

In the spirit of total love and acceptance, here's my shout out against Prop 8.


  1. I couldn't agree more! We were so disappointed when prop 8 passed. What a shame that more people can't be open minded and focus their energy on REAL issues!
    Missing CA,

  2. Right there with ya! Happy New Years!!!