Today my former wife and I continued a tradition in our children's lives that we've done since they were born (20 and 15 years old respectively): the passing off of the kids. Every year we go on "vacation" to Oregon from NC, and every year (since the separation and divorce) we have a ritual of "passing off the kids."
What was amazing in doing this today was the incredible maturity my kids are showing as they balance grandparents who are rock solid Republicans, heterosexuals, and evangelicals, with parents and partner who are "Blue"or "Yellow Dog Democrats" and Christian and gay. It is awesome to watch them negotiate and navigate between expectations and assumptions of these different clusters of cultural ideology and theology.
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