No You Can’t Marry Daddy
Dads (and Moms too): Isn’t it cute when your little boy or girl looks up at you and let’s you know that when they’re all grown up they want to get married… …to you?
Yes, that’s right. That’s not cute, that’s creepy. And weird.
But what do children know about life, anyway? If they knew everything, they wouldn’t need us, would they? After all, it only gets weirder. You see, the daughter of the artist of this fine website has a play-date-friend who she stated that she would like to marry someday… a play-date-friend who also happens to be another girl.
So what do you say when your 3yo daughter tells you she wants to marry her 3yo female compadre when she grows up? A woman marrying *gasp* another woman??
Sorry, but this situation isn’t creepy anymore, and it’s not really weird, either… unless you happen to live in a cave.
…now you have to explain it to a small kid, who really isn’t ready for absolutely every detail about the things that grown-ups do in this world…
…do you tell her that some day she might marry her tiny BFF? How about that they can get married but if they want kids they might need a little (*ahem*) help. Or you can just go straight-up with the whole “marriage is for a mommy and a daddy” line.
Sure you can roll with that last one, but beware that by the time your kid is all grown up she’ll know a few truths about existence.* I’m sticking with the one answer that I know how to give:
“When you’re old enough to get married, you’ll know who you want to marry.
“…and I can guarantee it won’t be Daddy.”**
* Unless, of course, you brainwash her just right
** (or Mommy)