Monday, October 26, 2009
She told me about one kid she had last year - a resistant, somewhat rebellious little first grader. My sister won him over of course and they became friends. He confided in her that he preferred to play with girls rather than boys, and liked their games better and stuff like that. It was a huge secret she had to promise to keep. My sister encouraged him to be himself and all of that, but she wasn't able to do more.
My question is, how does a kid in first grade even know or care about this stuff? Why would that be a big deal at his age? When I was in first grade I would never have thought about that stuff. Who is telling kids at that age they are queer?
My sister confided in the director in charge of volunteers concerning the young boy - he asked how she handled it and then he told her he was gay too.