After spending over a week on a road trip with the in-laws, I have to say that I have a lot to think about considering our future children's extended family. How do you protect your children from close-minded, harmful beliefs?
I appreciate Momma B's parents; they are helpful, supportive, and can be very loving. I also worry too because when you hear your partner's father say it's one thing to have and accommodate a gay daughter, but he would never accept a gay son ... um, it's a bit of a shock to your system. On the one hand, it's a blanket statement that cannot necessarily be taken at face value because he doesn't have a gay son, thus he doesn't know if that is indeed how things would work out. Yet it also makes me worry because what if we have a son that turns out to be gay ... will those beliefs/feelings/opinions carry over to a grandson?
Obviously this is something that has to be dealt with if or when it ever happens, but I think about it now because I also do not want my children raised hearing such biogtry from someone they will come to love and trust.
Yes, I am a worrier by nature. In addition, I am a strong believer in being prepared. I am also open to what others have to say; advice welcome.