Last night, I’m putting O to bed and he’s dragging it out as usual. As I’m tucking him in for the 6th time, he starts to tell a rather involved story about school that day. His little brow furrowed, he was clearly upset.
B: What happened?
O: (Kid at School) pushed me off my bike…
O: And I said “NO THANK YOU! NO PUSH ME OFF MY BIKE!”
B: Good for standing up for yourself! Why did he do that?
O: He wanted to be Baba and I said NO I want to be BABA!
B: (Surprised) Oh! Well maybe there’s room for TWO Babas? Next time maybe you can BOTH be a Baba?
O: Yes! Then we not fight! We can both be Babas!
O: (Grinning) and then I push HIM off his bike!
Brianne L. Croteau is a Huffington Post featured contributor, speaker, writer, artist, and founder of The Baba ‘Hood, a chronicle of her adventures as a “Baba”, or non-binary parent.
In addition to journaling her observations on life, love, parenting, growing older and other related ridiculousness, Brianne’s work has been published in Motherly, Curve Magazine, Well Rounded NY and Tagg Magazine. She lives in a full house with her wife, two young kids, and two rascally kittens and is currently in need of a lot more sleep.
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