Let's say, hypothetically, you're the mother of a child whose speech and vocabulary have advanced light years beyond his ability to determine what is and isn't socially appropriate. Let's say that child is also not even a little bit shy, ever, not even when he's in a room full of total strangers. Let's say he walks up to the barista at Starbucks, who happens to be a person of color, and asks her "are you brown?" Just what do you do in that situation?
Then, let's say later on in the same day, he sees a tomboyish, possibly butch lesbian at Party City and asks her "are you a boy?" (But he says it in a really cute way, because he's really cute and the way he says stuff is cute with a strong hint of Mississippian, so it sounds like "arrrre yeeew a boiyee?") What is your next move?
And then, you know, hypothetically, the next day, you're at lunch and you hear him ask someone "where's your hair?" and you turn around and see him chatting with a woman who has lost all of her hair, presumably to cancer. What would you do?
Let's move away from the hypothetical child's vocabulary. Remember how he's not shy, even in a room full of strangers? Well, let's say you've started going to a new church. You know some people there, and these people love your child and talk about him frequently and so his reputation kinda precedes him. Well, let's say your child is very, very unsteady on his feet. Walking isn't the easiest thing in the world for him. As this hypothetical child is walking around, telling everybody "Mah name is ACE" and "Ah'm a boiyee," he has the tendency to stop himself by grabbing the nearest available steady thing, which in a roomful of people happens to be a handful of butt. Let's say that by your 3rd week at this church, your son has grabbed the butt of half of your fellow churchgoers. Really, what do you do?
Is this boy hypothetical? Have you met Ace?
4 weeks ago