Me: I have a girlfriend
Mum: What? Are you sure?
Me: Yeah, I want her to be my girlfriend
A long pause followed, with much confusion from my mum and crying on my part.
Mum: But….. What about Rupert Grint?
I laughed, she held me, both teary. I don’t think I expected her to be so surprised but she tells me she loves me of course and the shock subsides in both of us quite promptly. That was 4 years ago and I identify a little differently and each following coming out has involved not another tear and far less surprise. My mum and I joke about that day now and the tears seem so absurd.