SoCS: twin/tween

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “twin/tween.” Use, “twin” or “tween” any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use both. 

oh, oh, SpaghettiOs. An entire subject comes to mind but it’s personal and I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about it. Or let’s say I’m not comfortable going into the details of it.

Someone very near and dear to my heart is a tween but she may contain twins. Or she may decide to become ‘he’. Maybe she’s just exploring her options for a few years. Most confusing if she decides to become ‘they’.

I really wish they would come up with a new pronoun for someone ‘tween the 2 sexes. We had a workshop on this subject to teach us how to say the proper things and the speaker identified as ‘they’. But when we use ‘they’ we automatically think of 2 different people. Sometimes it sounds like a version of “Who’s on First?”

They said ____.

Who was with her?

No, them.

Yes, I know but who else?

They were by themselves, alone.

I guess it’s the idea of being ‘binery’? But they aren’t 2 people. They are still themselves. Although North American Indigenous have always called it 2 Spirited which is beautiful. And unique: they could tack it onto the long list of letters so hard remember and what if you leave someone out?

I think I better just keep my foot out of my mouth and stop this SoC.