30% OFF Pride collection code: USAPRIDE! Free Shipping over $99


by The Next Family April 07, 2010

By: Brandy Black

Our shower and tub are clogged again; this happened to us a couple months ago.  We spent $750 on new pipes the last time so you can imagine our dismay when yet again there is 2 feet of “I don’t want to describe it” floating around the tile.  At 11:00 at night I went to Vons to buy Draino in hopes that it may allow me to take a shower in the morning.  While I was there, the friendly clerk told me that we should buy a snake for only $5 at Home Depot.  He went on to brag that they hadn’t seen a plumber for 8 years.  Finally a solution to our twice yearly visits from Mario our, I must admit it, amazing plumber.

Today, we went out for burgers and then…

“We’re off to Home Depot Sophia,” I say, tilting my head up to my daughter as she sits on my shoulders.

“Home Depot!” Sophia yells loudly through the parking lot.

I quickly duck my head down. “Shhh Sophia, you don’t want to stereotype us do you?  Say it quietly” I say, jokingly.

Sophia yells “Home! (and then whispers softly) Depot”

We bought the snake, Susan tried it, couldn’t figure it out, I tried it, couldn’t figure it out and we are returning it tomorrow.  I guess I was right; try as we may, we really aren’t Home Depot lesbians.

The post Stereotyping appeared first on The Next Family.

The Next Family
The Next Family


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Parenting

Modern Fitness For the Modern Parent

by The Next Family March 25, 2016


Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian

By Laura King

Life can get busy. With work, kids, family commitments, friends, chores, and the general chaos of everyday life, it can be near impossible at times to sit down for a cup of tea, let alone squeeze in an hour of exercise regularly. However, all things are possible if you set your mind to them. Those that prioritize their fitness nearly...

Continue Reading →

Estate Planning: The Basics For LGBT Families

by The Next Family March 25, 2016

With the passage of marriage equality last year, laws have been quickly changing across the United States. LGBT couples with or without children weren’t just given the right of marriage, they were provided new protections and benefits within their families. All of a sudden, LGBT couples and families had to figure out how to file jointly when it came to taxes, how to add...

Continue Reading →

Representation of Modern Families in Kid-Friendly Entertainment

by The Next Family March 24, 2016 1 Comment


By Alex Temblador

I recently wrote an article for The Next Family called, “Family-Friendly Films That Feature Adoption and Foster Care,” that shared wonderful family films with adoption or foster care story lines. My reasoning behind doing so was because every family deserves a chance to see similar families like theirs represented in various forms of entertainment.

The same can be said of other...

Continue Reading →