I wish the girl tapping on the shower door wasn’t my cat.
“You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”
— Alison McGhee, All Rivers Flow To The Sea (via thehopefulquotes )
You ever meet a kid so shitty you’re immediately like “I want to adopt you as my own so I can instill into you the values of dignity and compassion and respect for self and others that your guardians have so obviously neglected, so that you may escape the unhappy future that lies ahead of you with all the smoldering ashes of wasted potential” but also, like. I punt you like a football
Drop the vape u little turd I’m gonna take an active interest in your passions and buy u pants that fit. When was your last dentist appointment. U wanna go to summer camp
teaboot, who hurt you
Would you like the list alphabetized or chronological
one of my favourite vintage tumblr traditions was when you would reblog a post that was like “send me an anon describing yourself and i’d say if i’d date you” and then all your friends would flock to your askbox in droves to misleadingly describe like, waluigi and shit, and see if you’d fall for it
Straight Parents: We just want to decide when our kids are introduced to the idea of relationships!
Also Straight Parents: (watch a one year old baby boy playing with blocks with a one year old baby girl) HAHAHA he is already such a ladykiller
I am used to people assuming my long haired dmab child is a girl, that is what 99% of people think, no matter what Baby is wearing. Despite the fact that I use gender neutral terms for Baby on tumblr, in real life I do not even attempt to raise them gender neutrally because I don’t trust society. However, I also do not rigidly enforce their gender. most people refer to them as a girl when they meet them, and typically I do not bother to “correct” them because I don’t care. The only time I “correct” them is when it gets weird or the interaction is prolonged.
One time I was at the store when another dmab child started following mine around. The family of that kid thought it was the cutest thing they had ever seen. They laughed, “look, he’s following that little girl around!” I smiled politely and kept shopping
They didn’t go away, however. They kept following us. My child didn’t really understand what was going on, and they kept saying things like, “look, he has a crush on the little girl!” I don’t know how long this went on, but it got really weird. Finally, I turned and said, “actually, he’s a boy.”
They disappeared. Not another word was spoken. I don’t think they even acknowledged what I said beyond a shocked “oh”. Suddenly, it wasn’t cute. Suddenly, it wasn’t Innocent. Suddenly, their boy didn’t have a crush on my boy, like they had insisted before.
It’s fucking toxic and weird