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how I explained 'kinky boots' to my kid

Oh Jesus, there were drag queens on TV in the Macy's parade and half of America has to flip the fuck out about it. the funny thing to me is I didn't even think it'd be controversial! I'm out of touch with my conservative base, I guess.

Anyway most of the angry people are asking how they're supposed to explain it to their kids, so I thought I'd post about how I explained it. Josie and I were watching the parade, sure, it was fun, then the "kinky boots" act came on. Josie pointed out that everyone was dancing in big sparkly boots. Then she asked if she could have boots like that. I said that I was sorry, they didn't make those in her size, those were only for grownups.

She was upset, but enjoyed the number so much she came to terms with the disappointment she'd just suffered as a result of our little talk. The end.

I mean, how do you explain anything to your kid? Karaoke? Contact lenses? Netflix instant watch licensing agreements yanking their favorite shows out of your queue? There are so many things in this world that are so much weirder or more difficult to explain than drag queens.

shit, someday I'm going to have to sit my drag-queen-appreciating child down and explain conservatives to her, that's a mess that really scares me.

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browngirl
Nov. 30th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Meep!

(Seriously, people were upset about this? Gah. *eyeroll*)
aliki
Dec. 1st, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Agree, seems like way more drama than I seem to encounter when explaining it to Erika??

Funny, we did talk about conservatives already. It came up when we talked about same-sex marriages and how some people are opposed to it.
shutterbug
Dec. 1st, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
Explaining conservatives. There's an intimidating prospect.
astrogeek01
Dec. 1st, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Those were pretty awesome boots, I have to admit. Except for the heels which would kill me in an instant if I tried to wear them.
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