Yesterday I went to help out in my son's classroom for the first time this year. I sat down with five six-year-olds and reintroduced myself as Olle's mum (most of them knew me from last year). One boy immediately said "Olle is always telling us that his mum does [insert interesting work-related fact here]."
"Oh that's his other mum", I said. "Yes, she does do [interesting fact].
"Olle has lots of mums" giggled one girl (who knows us socially outside of school).
"No, just two mums", I said.
"Which one gave birth to him?" asked another girl. (Incredibly sophisticated question.)
"I did", I said. Then we started to read the reader (titled Bill's Dad.)
If I'd been this student teacher, would I have been sacked for answering their questions?
Or perhaps eventually it will be compulsory for children of lesbians to be homeschooled so that they don't mention their mums to other kids at school, necessitating such 'indiscreet' questions.