Tiny Spawn: Momma, what does "gay" mean?
Me: Uhm. Why?
Tiny Spawn: Just tell me. I'm 7, I can handle it.
Tiny Spawn: It depends on how it's used. If you heard it in a Christmas song, it probably means "happy" or "joyful".
Tiny Spawn: At school, Devon said " you know there's a bad word for 'wife'? and Jay said, "oh yeah, you mean 'gay'?" and Kenny said, "yeah, Devon is gay!".... and we all laughed because Devon isn't even a girl... how can he be a wife? But if "gay" means happy, then why is it a bad word?
<Hubber makes a bee-line to the bathroom>
Me: Well, it's NOT a bad word. And, I think all of y'all are confused and don't know what the heck y'all are talking about!
Tiny Spawn: That's why I'm asking you what "gay" means. Duh.
Me: Ugh. Well, sometimes gay means that instead of falling in love with someone opposite of you, you fall in love with someone who is the same as you -- like two women fall in love and get married, or two men fall in love and get married -- instead of a man and woman getting married.
Tiny Spawn: Oh! Well, I guess I'm not gay then, because I'm gonna marry a RICH MAN when I grown up!
Me: Right on, sista.
This kid makes me so proud. Just when I think a conversation with her is going to hell and that the dreaded "sex talk" is eminent, she pulls some really smart shit outta her hat and impresses me. She's gonna "marry a rich man"?? That's enough to bring a tear to any momma's eye.