Saturday, June 25, 2011

Love, Laws & Marriage

When the word came in last night about the vote, I ran into the bathroom to tell Dave.  Breathless, I whispered excitedly, "It passed!"  Spence was still up.  He has perfected a stalling strategy that involves brushing teeth, snack, brushing teeth, creative potty use (this is for another post), books, monster spray and as of late, conversations about God.

Spence was intrigued.   "What passed, Mama?"  I had intentionally whispered, as I know that any chance to stall was immediately pounced on.  I wanted to brush it off, but who am to deny Spence his "where were you when..." moment?

I launched into an explanation that said that the laws in most states prevent some people who love each other from getting married.  "That's silly, Mama," he said plainly.  And that in the state of New York, the legislators voted to make sure that any two people who love each other can get married.  "That's good, Mama."

I went on to explain that Minnesota is one of those states that do not let two people who love each other marry.  And that there is a law that wants to further legalize what is already illegal. 

"Why, Mama?"

I was at a loss to explain why we are being forced to vote on something that is already illegal.  And why we don't get a chance to vote on ending discrimination instead. 

"We have a lot of work to do to change that law, Spence."

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

 Walking to the new Turtle Bread...

 The Kissing Papa Game.
The other Iron Man...
 The crumbs of a wonderful breakfast.
 A quick call to Bubbeh with a "phone."
Creating lairs for Iron Man and Captain America.