My girlfriend has been living as a woman for six or so years now, so her son sees his father as “Poppi”, sort of a cute take on the word “Pop”, as in “Dad”.
So yesterday, my girlfriend’s son showed me a picture of his father “before”. It was a typical family portrait; of the son and his mother flanking the dad in the middle. While I was looking at the picture, my girlfriend’s son said to his “Poppi”…“Yeah, you were handsome. Now you’re pretty”.
What a moment. It was quite poignant and lovely. Her son is such a remarkable and loving young man. He loves his Poppi no matter what.
What’s your experience?