So my dad was sitting in the kitchen when he noticed my container of dehydrated date nuts. (A quick FYI – I have an obsession with dehydrated fruit and keep a variety in my house at all times! This week I bought dates! ^.^)
Seeing a new container of dates, my dad casually asked, “So what exactly is a date?”
My mom was quick to respond, “It’s when a boy and girl like each other very much and go somewhere special.”
I looked away. Another one of her comments! What the heck.
I can’t help but wonder if I am overanalyzing something that was meant as nothing more than an innocent joke. Maybe she really did slip up and honestly forgot that saying such a comment with heteronormative assumptions to her gay son might not be the best idea… :/
Or was this another sly remark in hopes of brainwashing me to be straight? If it was, I wish I would have addressed it. Usually I’d look past this kind of stuff but it almost seems inconsiderate that they aren’t being more sensitive to the subject and careful about what they say since I didn’t come out to them all that long ago.
If it happens a third time, I’m going to speak up.