SHIT I CAN'T MAKE UP: Convo between my 7year-old students today
(Names have been altered slightly, just in case.)
I have a new crusshhhhh
Me too! On a boy!
You're a boy with a crush on a boy?
Yeah he's really cute.
(pause for a bit)
Boys can like boys. I just an't marry him because boys can't marry boys.
Yeah they can. You can marry whoever you want.
YEAH my tia has a wife so now I have a titi and a auntie.
Okay. Then maybe I'll marry him.
(from across the room) No you can't you're seven.
(Age was apparently the only foreseeable problem anyone of my elementary schoolers could see with gay marriage. I almost cried out of happiness. Later, when I was asked if boys could kiss anyone they wanted, I replied "only if they want to kiss you back." And Josie responded "Yeah! Your body your life.")
My students are the shit.