I have two kids: an 8.5 girl and 5.5 boy. Both have qualities like both parents. My daughter's mind is always thinking, racing, taking things to their logical conclusions. She gets this honestly from me. She thinks 10 steps ahead of herself and everyone else, for better or worse. A gift and a curse. So, we are watching the red carpet for the Oscars and they hyped Brokeback Mountain. She turned to me and said: "Two cowboys fall in love? How does that happen, daddy?" Me: Well, Daughter, it's like this... Me: **Deep Breath** Me: Some boys like girls. And some boys like boys. And some boys like girls AND boys. And some girls like boys. And some girls like girls. And some girls like boys AND girls. And its all okay, although some of those examples may be different from what you like as you grow up." She: Oh, like my classmate casey who has two moms. Me: Yes, exactly like that. Her moms love her right? And they are nice people? She: Yes, they are. She never said another word. man, what provocative questions she asks. I hope that these seeds Mrs. Lex and I plant now will make it easier for them to grow up open-minded. No one ever said parenting was easy. Man. I am trying to talk to them about things in the ways my parents NEVER talked to me. I hope that it pays off.