Saturday, November 30, 2013

TPT#38 - It Gets Better

Parenting is often something of a roller-coaster. And special needs kids may sometimes seem to make things worse, but they really just make the highs and lows more extreme. So after a bit of discussion about our amusingly underplanned thanksgiving prep, we wrapped up some of the loose ends of stories and topics related to kids that are turning out pretty well.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

TPT#37 - Social Stuffs

Back when we were growing up, the only safe social space was with the other queers. Now that we're "socially acceptable", we've found other friends that share our values and priorities but don't share the queer experience. Parenting makes social time hard, especially when much of the queer community choose not to raise children, and "just don't get it".

Saturday, November 16, 2013

TPT#36 - Dysfunction Junction

We like things that are functional. George's aunt has come to live near us, so we can care for her and she can care for our kids... and for George's ex-wife. And the awkwardness is totally overshadowed by the functionality of it all.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

TPT#35 - Six Months and Naughty Kid

So we started out with intent to make a "Six Months on T" update, but we got distracted talking about Child #1's recent arrest.

If you missed the link to the SAGE test in our social media last week, it can be found at

Saturday, November 2, 2013

TPT#34 - That Gender Stuff

Jess has always felt rather ambivalent to the concept of gender, but recent changes in George's behaviour and affect have made her realize just how she really is less ambivalent and more oblivious. Close friends and partners of trans* persons have occasionally recognized the social and emotional changes caused by hormone treatment, and remarked "Oh, that's why women/men do that!", validating stereotypes. But when her natural inclinations are all over the gender spectrum and she doesn't even realize the genderedness of her own actions, what's a princess-man to do?