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 you...it'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.