“Dave” a contributor to the Huffington Post wants you to know he is a really cool progressive parent. He knows his son is gay, and not only that, he knows what kind of guys his kid is into. Isn’t that cool? He’s totally supportive and isn’t that cool? Dave wants everybody to know he’s the coolest dad ever.
BTW: The kid is nine years old.
I know what my 9-year-old son’s “type” of guy is. This is not something I expected to have knowledge of, not when my son was 9, and perhaps not ever. But that knowledge is in my brain anyway, and now I have to deal with it. And as much as it weirds me out, it is so cute to see him when the right kind of boy walks into his life. …
Slim, fit, dark-haired boys with strikingly pretty faces just set his heart all aflutter. You can see it on his face, and it is cute, even if it makes me go all wiggy-giggy in the dad part of my brain.
I honestly thought the piece was written by a woman until I saw the byline. Usually, it’s liberal moms who treat kids as extensions of their own egos.
Maybe this nine-year-old really is gay, maybe not. And if the kid’s parents had the attitude “we love him no matter what,” then props to them.
But “Dave” seems to care more about using his kid to show what a cool parent he is, and as a weapon to bash the ‘H8rs’ whom he imagines will think ill of his creepy obsession with the type of boys his prepubescent child is attracted to.
That’s not good parenting; that’s using your kid for ego gratification.