15 July 2007

Meeting Other Mohos: The Parental Edition

One thing I wanted to tell everyone about was my parent's first experience at meeting other Mohos. It was priceless.

While I was up in Utah last week, I decided that I wanted my parents to meet some other Mohos. I did it because I thought it was important for them to understand that gay people are pretty normal. We don't all dress in drag. We don't all prance around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots (can anyone name that movie?). I wanted them to overcome their fears and feel comfortable around people who are different from them.

So, I invited a few of the Mohos over for dinner at their house. It ended up being AtP, John, Gimple, Danish Boy and Tito. I figured that would be more than enough gayness for their first exposure, so we didn't invite more (so if you didn't get an invite, don't be offended - maybe next time). We ate pizza and sat around chatting for a couple of hours.

It turned out to be a really awesome evening. It was very awkward at first, and through pretty much the whole thing. But, my mom really grew fond of Gimple and his endless babble about lotion. I think she wants him to be her son-in-law now. Too bad both of my younger brothers are straight and married. :P

The coolest part of the entire evening was that AtP mustered up the cajones to give a hug to each of my parents before we all took off to go see a movie. It was great.

The folks were still a little wierded out the next day, but I think it all settled in and everything is fine with them now. It was nice to hear their comments about how normal everyone seemed. My mom's comment was, "Wow, they all were pretty normal. You really couldn't tell that any of them were gay. Well, except for AtP. You could kind of tell with him." Too funny. I love you AtP! And so does my mom! :D

11 comments:

drex said...

I am so offended right now.

I'm glad the exposure went well! I'm contemplating whether or not I should point out the mohos at our wedding reception when it rolls around. It would be amusing to see how my mom would react. My dad would likely just take everything in stride, but I'm sure my mom would say something priceless.

Gimple said...

I didn't only talk about lotion with her. The lotion conversation was only like 5 minutes. Our main conversation was about food and different recipes.

You always overplay my gayness...

Max Power said...

I don't overplay... I make the story better. :D

Gimple, you know that I'd love to have you as a brother in law.

Gimple said...

I do know that and I would love to have you as a brother-in-law too! It would be so much fun! Think of all of the family gatherings...

Me talking about lotion and cooking... hahaha!

Come back soon...

Max Power said...

I'll only come back if you promise to let me see you in your speedo this time. :P

Gimple said...

I guess I can comply with that condition. Do you want me to be in a bowtie and Dr. Marten's also (since that is my supposed uniform according to playasinmar)?

Max Power said...

Nah, that's just all that much more I will have to rip off of you... um, er... i mean...

Gimple said...

Am I going to e your dirty little secret now? I can't wait!

Oh wait, everybody knows now...

Tito said...

"You really couldn't tell that any of them were gay. Well, except for AtP. You could kind of tell with him."

This is one of my favorite lines. Ever. And one of the reasons we all love AtP. :)

Max Power said...

Dammit Gimple! We ruined our secret! Oh well. It was a good run.

Gimple said...

We can still keep it going! Who needs secrets?