dedicated to http://lettersfromdreamland.tumblr.com/
1.When you’re raising two young Chicana teenage girls to be independent, creative, artistic, well rounded, and fashion forward people- BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEVER HAVE MATCHING SOCKS!
2. When you’re raising two young Chicana teenage girls in a home where reading is a pleasure and a favorite past time- BE AWARE THAT WHEN YOU ARE HOPING TO SAVE MONEY BY CHOOSING HALF PRICE BOOKS OVER BARNES AND NOBLES, YOU ARE WRONG BECAUSE YOUR TWO YOUNG CHICANA TEENAGE GIRLS ARE GOING TO CHOOSE THE HARDBACK, FIRST EDITION, CLASSIC BOOK, STORED BEHIND A GLASS CASE THAT COSTS 50 BUCKS! AND THEN, THEY ARE GOING TO WANT 2 BOOKS INSTEAD OF ONE!
3. When you’re raising two young Chicana teenage girls in a home where weekends are filled with exhibits, concerts, taco truck visits, consignment store shopping, art festivals, civil-rights marches and dance performances- BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEVER HAVE A NIGHT OUT ALONE WITH YOUR SWEETIE, BECAUSE YOUR CHICANA TEENAGE DAUGHTERS KNOW THAT WHAT YOU HAVE PLANNED IS MUCH MORE FUN THAN JOINING THEIR FRIENDS AT THE MALL FOOD COURT, SPENDING THEIR AFTERNOON TEXTING EACH OTHER AT THE TABLE!
4. When you’re raising two young Chicana teenage girls in a home where your recycling bin fills up more often than the trashcan, your garden ornaments are made by up-cycled materials and biking is encouraged-BE AWARE THAT YOUR OFFER TO SEND YOUR GIRLS OFF TO COLLEGE IN A CAR SO THAT THEY CAN ALWAYS BE SAFE WILL BE TURNED DOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE THINKING OF MOVING TO OAXACA OR TANZANIA TO WORK WITH A WOMEN’S COOPERATIVE INSTEAD!
5. When you’re thinking about raising two young Chicana teenage girls in a family of Lesbiana moms and are worried that life is going to be too challenging to handle because the majority of our lawmakers believe LGBT families are unfit to raise children and many of our own families believe the same thing-BE AWARE THAT DESPITE WHAT OTHERS THINK, TWO CHICANA LESBIANA MAMIS ARE CONTRIBUTING WONDERFUL GIFTS TO THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD AND SETTING THE STAGE FOR OUR FORTHCOMING LGBT FAMILIAS!