Luckily for me, a community comes with blogging. When a blogger has a question or needs some advice, there is usually someone out there who can help. This is where I am right now. I'll give you the situation and hopefully someone can offer some advice.
Bobby is 5 and Jan is 9.
They've been playing quietly for a while now. Almost too quiet, so you pop your head in to check on them.
You overhear Bobby telling Jan a "super secret that no one else can hear".
The secret - Bobby really loves his friend Joe.
As Jan is walking away, you hear her say, "Dude, you're gay!"
What would you have done?
Do you walk away and say nothing? After all, kids will be kids. They say some crazy stuff when they think no one is listening.
Or do you address the situation? With one or both of them? Bobby probably doesn't even know what "gay" means. Jan may know a little, but not everything. If this is the route you choose, what do you say?
Yes, I overheard this conversation, and no, I am not telling you my reaction yet. I've been thinking about my reaction, and looking back, I'm not sure if it was the right one. I need your thoughts please.
Until next time....