- Joined: February 2013
You want to know what I think? I think she was doing it on purpose, not necessarily because she was being callous about the kids, but to give a big F. You to her husband for sending her on some mercy mission she didn't want to go on. In essence, she wasy saying |If I make us/you look like the callous donkeys we are, maybe you'll stop bothering me with this rif-raf stuff."
I would be as supportive as possible and would love him/her without question. But I would not permit them to take hormones or be physically altered. Dressing as the opposite sex, and presenting one's self as the opposite sex, I could live with, and would be supportive. But as a parent, its my job to make sure my kids have learned to think through their decisions. And the bigger the decision, the more thinking you need to do. Physical and hormonal transitioning is pretty much a one way street. There's no going back. So they're not going to do it on my watch. I just don't believe that a teenager is emotionally mature enough to make such a decision. Not only that, but the range and tangle of emotions that is going to accompany such a transition, both hormonally and physically, is something that would be difficult for the most mature among us, let alone a teen. We make kids wait to drink. We make them wait to get a driver's license, We make them wait to get their cannabis card. We should make them wait to switch sexes. And this is from someone who's so liberal, I'm left of Bernie Sanders.
Hmmm. That reminds me of a blond joke I once heard...Keys? Really? Like they can't just pull the knob up and exit the vehicle. My 5 years olds have no problem doing that. In fact, they can even turn on the TV, log into you tube and find their favorite Roblox videos. If they can do that, they can get out of a car if they need to.
My gut says that Un played Trump like a fiddle. And in record time. You all DO realize, don't you, that this "agreement" really spells out nothing and is, at best, a declaration of what they'd like to accomplish. Is it a step in the right direction. Yes. Or it would be if the two leaders had any intention of following through with the tough talks and negotiations its going to take to get there. I say neither of them have any intention of following through, but that's just me. Time will tell