Monday, April 6, 2009


Well potato #1 finally allowed me out of pen and paper prison and into the "big sky country" of blogspot. He's done a great job being the front potato with good direction from the potato behind the However, now that this spud is above ground, plan on seeing a lot more of me!

Want a Boy or a Girl? Have you thought of any names? Do you care if they're Gay or Straight?

So once people get over the "how cool" factor that the two of us are having kids, there seem to be three questions that inevitably come up:
  1. Do you want boys or girls?
  2. Have you thought of any names?
  3. Do you care if they turn out gay or straight?

Of course, all we can hope for is healthy babies, but for those that keep pressing, here are some answers:

Re (1), I don't really know anything about women (you know what I mean), but we are confident that between family and friends, there are plenty of women in our lives that will be able to help us (and THEM) if we wind up with girls! Of course, whoever tries to date them will need to find their own help to get pass the two of us when they get to the dating age of 47! Ah, what happy babbies they will be!

Re (2), Yeah, don't worry, they won't be named Baby #1 and Baby #2! We've started thinking about names, and have a running alphabetical list on the left of some of the "contenders". We'll keep it up to date, and will eventually start sorting it in order of those that are more likely than less. Happy babbies need a name!

Re (3), Fifteen years ago, I think we both would have shared the opinion that their lives might be "safer" or "better off" if they were straight - but lots has happened in the past fifteen years, and we firmly believe that lots more progress will be made during the next fifteen years! So, we can honestly say that we really don't care and believe that they will really have an equal opportunity regardless of whether they're gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning! Happy babies just need to be happy!

BTW, we have tip our hats to this HILARIOUS post over at "gay dads in munchkin land" titled "OMG, he likes girls" that I highly recommend for a great laugh!

So to recap, we really don't care if we have boys or girls (or one of each), or if they wind up gay or straight - we really just want to have happy healthy kids!