Conversations With Nicholas: What Is Gay Edition

The other night, I was getting ready for bed, and Nicholas was on our bed playing his 3DS when the following conversation happened…

Nicholas: Mom, what is “gay”?

Sherry: It’s when a man loves a man or a woman loves a woman.

Nicholas: Oh. So, if Lemmon [our female dog] was a boy, and I loved her, I’d be gay?

Sherry: Nope, like romantic love. The way that Mommy and Daddy love each other. When a boy wants to kiss and marry a boy or a girl wants to kiss and marry a girl.

N: So, am I gay?

S: Do you think you are?

N: I think, if I were going to kiss someone like you and Daddy do, then I’d want to kiss a girl.

S: Then you’re probably not gay. But it would be okay with Mommy and Daddy either way.

N: Can I watch Phineas and Ferb?

S: Yep.