I don’t think a lot of people realise how careful you feel like you have to be or how scared you are of coming off as predatory when you’re queer and interacting with children who aren’t your own.
Like, my little sisters wanted me to paint their nails rainbow (because they’re five and six, so of course they did), and I had to talk them into holographic glitter because I was terrified that if I sent them to their grandmother’s with rainbow nails, I’d be “pushing my sexuality” on them and it would be used as evidence against me next time she tries to say I’m not a good role model.
And before you assume I’m just being paranoid, I’m already on thin ice for letting them watch Steven Universe and letting them wear rainbow tutus that they picked out on Halloween. So. Yeah. Fun stuff.