Recently I tweeted this:
‘Love and accept that a non-binary child will be just as annoying as a binary one.’
My non-binary 10 year old was unimpressed. ‘Rude!’ They said, with that American head waggle.
So I tried to explain.
‘Love and Accept’
Of course, this comes first. It’s the most important part.
‘That a non-binary child’
There are people who think non-binary doesn’t relate to real people, and especially not children. I am keen to be unfollowed by these people on Twitter.
‘Will be just as annoying as a binary one.’
- I didn’t create this in my kid. It’s their identity, not my choice.
- I’m not the sort of parent who worships her kids – they’re annoying. All kids are lovely. And annoying.
- Being non-binary does not create a saint child of grace and dignity. I know … I was disappointed too!