So, when I was home taking care of my mom, we had a conversation that was slightly disheartening:
Me: oh, it looks like the weather is nice in Minneapolis
Mom: what makes you say that?
Me: a picture of a friend of mine and his husband on my Facebook page. They’re kayaking on the lakes today.
Shows picture to mom
Mom: so, how do you know which one is the husband?
Me: um, they both are. There’s no woman involved here. It’s just husband and husband.
Mom: so with two women, they would be wives instead?
Me: yeah, pretty much.
Sigh. Overall my parents are pretty open and progressive, but sometimes I still get a bit shocked. And dismayed.