Mum and I had a talk last night, she's upset. She's in shock and it's going to take her a while to get used to it. Like I said, she was quiet and distant since I told her, and last night I asked her what was wrong and she exploded just a little bit. And her reaction hurt me. So I got on the phone with my bestie - who's been great with all this, helping me with my coming out - and told him what's been going down. He was like, go talk to her, and then call me back and tell me how it goes. So I did just that, felt right to address it.
Mum's concerned about me - the HIV/AIDS issue, gay bashers and being discriminated against in the workplace. Plus she said it was the last thing on her mind, she didn't see it coming at all. I think both of us need to give each other some space. I feel like she's underestimating me a bit, like all of these things haven't occured to me before....like wearing a condom. She said that she knew I never had a girlfriend, but that I was studious and enjoyed studying and would get a GF later....
first of all, LOL. I NEVER fucking studied at school. I was busy getting drunk and having crushes on straight boys.
So, the rational part of me totally understands her point of view and that I need to give her time, etc. But the irrational part is screaming GET THE FUCK OVER IT AND STOP TREATING ME LIKE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN MY OWN HOME.