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?
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.
2 thoughts on “SoCS: twin/tween”
Two spirited is a beautiful phrase. Makes me wonder about many spirited which the stream of consciousness wants to take to ghosts. Exploring options is okay. It sounds like you are doing your best to be supportive.
Absolutely! All kids (and adults!) should be encouraged to be who they want to be. No one should have to feel shame for being who they are.