Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dykes with Tykes so Gays with Babes?

We live in a downtown neighborhood, and one of the things that drew us here was the diversity. The area is called Leslieville, but is also affectionately known as 'Lesbianville'. Our street for instance has a whole gaggle of lesbian couples with children.

In the morning you can see them piling their children into SUVs and minivans, weekends are always filled with little voices and laughing and every summer they plan our Street Party. It's got balloons and clowns, games, contests and even yoga demonstrations. Every year we donate money but always seem to find ourselves with something else going on that weekend and never really make it to the party.

Well, let me tell's going to be alot of fun getting to know our neighbors a little better! I can't wait to see their faces when we are first spotted strolling down our street with a baby carriage. Yes, one of the GAY couples have joined the club ;).

It's funny how you see the world differently when you become a part of something that you've always been an observer to. I remember when we got our first dog Kozzie, suddenly I better understood all the love and affection that people have for their animals. And strangely, all dogs seemed a lot cuter all of a sudden.

Now my partner Matt has always been ga-ga for dogs and babies. We could be having a deep heart to heart conversation about something really important and a chihuahua or a stroller goes by and he's pointing and cooing and staring. It used to frustrate me. I'm starting to understand it.

So, yes, I AM excited to embark on this new adventure. I can't wait to be knee deep in baby world, and thank goodness we are living in a time and place with this is not only possible but acceptable.


  1. Your neighbourhood sounds so much more interesting than ours. We live on a river front street (I am on the cheap side) where standard het couples walk with their standard babies, in standard prams with their standard dogs. There is not a gay couple in sight.

  2. So excited for you boys. Lesbianvlle sounds great!

  3. I'm wishing you guys all the best of luck with babies in "Lesbianville".

  4. Time will pass so quickly and all of a sudden you'll be sitting at home waiting for a pregnancy test! Fingers crossed that all goes well for you guys.

  5. Hey Neighbours! Please let me know if I can help with any questions as I am a year or so deep into this process and really just arounf the corner in Mississauga.

  6. loved your post! Toronto/ Canada is for sure great! And I agree with many people, once you're on the train, time flies. I still don't have a clue how it will feel to walk with two babes down the street haha, but it sounds you live in a great neighborhood. All the best