Playing With / Has Two Mommies

Basic Trope: A character in a story has same-sex parents.
  • Straight: Alice has two mommies.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice has two mommies and daddies.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice has one biological mother and another god-mother, or an aunt who visits to help take care of her.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Alice has no mommies, but two daddies.
  • Subverted:
    • It seems that Alice has two mommies, but one of them is actually her dad. He is a Wholesome Crossdresser.
    • One of the mommies is actually her aunt or stepmother who lives with Alice and her mother.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...but Alice's biological father is transgender, and Alice's biological mother is a lesbian who married that "man" knowing (and accepting) her for who she is.
    • Alice refers to her aunt as one of her mothers because she has been living with her mother since she was born.
  • Parodied:
    • Absolutely every named character in the story has either two mommies or two daddies, even the Innocent Bystanders.
    • Alice has two mommies, four grandmas, a big sister, and will have a sister-in-law soon. Currently Alice is dating Betty who has two daddies.
  • Zig Zagged: The other characters never get to see who Alice's rumored "two mommies" are. Alice never clarifies whether she really has two mommies.
  • Averted: Everyone in the story has exactly one dad and one mom each.
  • Enforced: "Let's make our show appealing to the LGBTQ folks!"
  • Lampshaded: "I saw both of Alice's moms visit the school the other day!"
  • Invoked: "Linda?" "Yes, Rachel?" "Let's have kids."
  • Exploited: Alice's one mommy marries another woman for whatever reason (emotional support, dual incomes, etc)
  • Defied: "Linda?" "Yes, Rachel?" "Let's never have kids, our lives are great the way they are."
  • Discussed: "Alice has two mommies? Squee!!"
  • Conversed: "You can tell this show's progressive — that girl has two mommies."
  • Implied: When we finally see inside Alice's house, there are two adult women present but no men. It's never stated exactly how these women relate to her, but they both act quite motherly towards her.
  • Deconstructed:
    • People often look at Alice funny because she has two mommies and this is considered odd.
    • Alice is bullied at school because she has two mommies.
    • Alice's teacher punishes her for telling a classmate that she has two mommies. She has to write up a confession form saying how naughty she was.
    • Alice was donor-conceived and suffers because she doesn't know who her biological father is.
    • Alice longs to have a father-figure in her life because she has grown tired of both of her mothers' nurturing affection.
  • Reconstructed:
    • People often look at Alice funny because she has two mommies who are Amazingly Embarrassing Parents, just like the M/F parents.
    • Alice studies/finds a job in a place more accepting about her upbringing, and make friends who don't care for it.
    • Alice faces bullying at school because some kids are cruel and looking for something to make fun of. Fortunately, they aren't everyone around her, and she eventually manages to make friends that don't mind her circumstances at all; some of them might have two moms/dads, too.
    • Alice joins the gay-straight alliance to defend her parents.
    • Alice was conceived with a known donor and will be able to know his identity once she's old enough.
    • Alice's parents get mad at the teacher for making Alice write the confession and contact the principal so the teacher can be reprimanded.
    • In addition to her pair of moms, Alice also has an Honorary Uncle in the form of one of her moms' best guy-friends, and a Cool Uncle who is the other mom's brother.
  • Played For Laughs: One of Alice's moms is a female Bumbling Dad. The other is more down-to-Earth.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Alice's moms' struggle to gain acceptance in society greatly affects her life. The plot focuses on her growing strong and accepting who her mommies are.
    • Someone (nasty) petitions the court to remove her from her moms' custody, citing:


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