Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Diversity Begins at Home

The Wife is Catholic, and I’m not. She’s raising the kids Catholic, though we’ve negotiated some boundaries on that.

The Boy has a friend who is a Jehovah’s Witness, which occasioned the following discussion in the car on the way home from Mass. (I wasn’t there; this is according to TW.)

TB: He doesn’t believe the same things I believe, but it’s still okay to be friends with him, right?

TW: Of course! Good people believe all kinds of different things, and they’re still good people. Like I’m Catholic, and so are you, and so is TG, but Daddy is...

(long pause)

The Girl: Daddy!