Craig Peterson – Parenting

“Grow up, get married, have 2.4 kids.”

It wasn’t until I’d been out a couple of years [that I ever thought of the possibility of having children]. I can still remember the day—this would’ve been probably around ’95-ish or so—where it struck me for the first time in my life that [having children] would be a possibility with adoption, foster care, or even surrogacy. Prior to that point, the only time I would ever have thought about it is just in terms of the overall American story: you grow up, get married, have 2.4 kids. It wasn’t really until I was 25 where I thought maybe that could happen someday.


Sources: Interview with Maureen Nickerson, [December 2006?]; transcribed by Maureen Nickerson and Laura S. Hodgman; edited by Laura S. Hodgman; held at the Northwest Museum for Arts and Culture. Interview with Laura S. Hodgman on 21 August 2012; transcribed by J. Zander; edited by Laura S. Hodgman.