PinkInTheBlue Posted November 12, 2011 Share Posted November 12, 2011 I'm going to desperately try not to ramble but I've been writing this post in my head for months and today it's become obvious to me I really need to seek some thoughts outside of my house. My daddy and his wife have nearly opposite religious views from my husband and myself and I need to figure out what to do about it. I despise confrontation and these two are extremely emotional, sensitive type people. This conversation IS going to be a BIG deal no matter how I handle it. If we choose to have this conversation it will likely be a parting of ways between us and them. I could really use some thoughts on wording or approach. Anyway, the situation is that our 5 year old goes with my daddy's wife (a.k.a. Mawmaw) every Friday for about 5 hours. He has fun with her and they've been doing this for about 2 years now. Every now and then he has come back telling me stories from her religious perspective or with a cd of little kid's songs from her church. They know we don't do what they do but they probably don't know exactly HOW much we don't do it, believe it or want our children taught that way. It's a really big deal to them but it's a really big deal to us, also. I really feel I have to confront this but I just wish I could find a sweet, sugar coated, lovey dovey way to do it so nobody freaks out. (wishful thinking, I know) When I say, "We don't want Easton taught this. It's not an accident we don't go to the church you do. This can't go on this way. You can see him but not give him little lessons when he's with you" I'll likely loose them and so will my children. I guess what I'm asking is, do you have any thoughts, experiences, perspectives, etc? What if you were a Christian and the kids' grandparents were giving them little lessons on atheism or Buddhism or Islam when they visited? What if you're an atheist and the kids' grandparents were giving them Christian, Buddhist, Jewish lessons when they visited? They are very good people and they love the boys very much and they don't know how much they are infringing, I think. When I was in where they are this is just what we did. If someone didn't know or believe what I did, they just needed to be told. Everyone, no matter what. It didn't occur to me then that I would have been giving information that was unwanted. Ok, I hoped not to ramble but I'm not sure if I accomplished it. I really would be open to your thoughts. I'd be most open to experiences and perspectives. Thank you!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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