Disclaimer: This post may not be politically correct, it may use words like hippie, black and gay.
none of which are meant to be offensive.
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES..
Alex: "Mom, is Ellen (Degenerous) Gay?"
Me: "Yes". "Do you know what that means?"
Alex: "Yes, it means she likes girls."
Me: "yes, and if a boy is gay, he likes boys".
After a few seconds, I thought the conversation was over for now.. he said,
"Girls liking girls is okay but boys liking boys.............that's just wrong".
(of course this was followed by a short conversation on tolerance and people being different..)
Alex: "Mom, you know that song "Beat It" by Michael Jackson we heard at the skating rink?"
Me: "Yes, but I think it was a remake. I don't think it was Michael Jackson singing".
Alex: "Is Micheal Jackson a hippie?"
Me: "Have you ever seen Michael Jackson?"
Me: "He's a black man".
Alex: "He's Black??"
Mark walks into the room and says "He used to be".
*** I'm not sure what Alex's interpretation of a hippie is but the other day he said "Mom, a boy at school told me only hippies play acoustic guitar" "I said, your Grandpa (my Dad) and your uncle Jerry play acoustic guitar... do you think they are hippies??? This got a chuckle out of him. And if you know my Dad and brother, it will make you laugh too.