The Things My Son Is Thankful For

There’s no school this week for C.J. and Chase due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We haven’t seen Chase in two days because he’s now a high schooler who is too cool for us and has a very busy social life.

Never fear, C.J. has been here asking for things to do to pass the time. So, I kept with our annual tradition of having him list the things he’s thankful for from A to Z.

Things I Am Thankful For
By: C.J., age 10

I am thankful for:


Bob the Drag Queen and baby powder

C.J. (me) and Chapstick and cheerleading

Drag queens and Ding Dong cupcakes and the dentist


Family and friends

Good days and gymnastics

Helping others






Nice people

Opening presents

Pride and pride parades and pride parties

Q. I’m literally not thankful for anything that starts with a Q.

RuPaul and rainbows

Sleeping and sewing

Thai food and time at the beach

Unity and unicorns

Very fun things

Watching my brother play football

Xoxo. That means hugs and kisses, FYI.

Yelling in a good way

Zipining in Colorado



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15 Responses to The Things My Son Is Thankful For

  1. Lisa Chesser says:

    I’m thankful for everything you’ve shared about your life and your love. Your rainbow has brought me so much joy and enlightenment.

  2. TransKid says:

    Not thankful for Barbies? This just in: Mattel had an ad with boys playing with Barbies, they posted a pic of Barbies wearing Love Wins shirts online, and there are even drag queen barbies!

  3. Mary Owens says:

    I didn’t mention this in my other comment but I have a son who likes the exact same things as C.J. Keep up the great work with him. I don’t know where you live but we live in Georgia and my son gets ridiculed for wearing makeup and dresses though.

  4. Peach6972 says:

    Beautiful 😘🥀happy thanksgiving to you and your family

  5. Lance says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Duron family!

  6. TransKid says:

    Or Queer equality?

  7. Ed says:

    To Lori Matt Chase & CJ

    Happy Thanksgiving


  8. Lisa A. says:

    What are ding dong cupcakes? ^_^

    • Tbunni Ziebart says:

      A small round chocolate cake with a bit of ‘cream’ inside, completely covered in a thin chocolate shell. They are often eaten as snacks or at lunch. Completely empty calories, and yet somehow addictive.

  9. bone&silver says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

  10. Nan says:

    great list! How about Queens for Q?

  11. samatwitch says:

    An excellent list, C.J.!! For Q, how about Quality time with your family?

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