“I’d like to have kids, but only if they’re old enough to dust”

It probably comes as no surprise to much of anyone that I’m not a kid person. I don’t think I was even when I was a kid myself. The often-heard phrase “he’s 4 going on 40” was used in reference to me. It not only referred to my serious nature, but also the fact that I didn’t really like hanging out with other kids.

That line at the top is one that’s often repeated in our house now. In a lot of ways, Mike and I consider our dogs to be our children (you may be tempted to take issue with this; please do not—you will lose), and I’ve been content with that. No, more than content—relieved. I don’t want kids.

Every once in a while, though, I have my doubts.

So, when I got this call for submissions from Bruce Gillespie, I thought, “What do I have to say on the subject of LGBT families?” The more I thought about it, the more I realized, actually, I have a lot to say. I’m betting someone else out there might have a lot to say as well, so get crackin’. The deadline’s January 1, 2013.