- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Fiance and were having one of our many many discussions on parenting the other day; We know we wont have kids for at least 8 more years but we always have fun discussing how we would react in different scenarios. This all changes of course, but it’s interesting to project based on who we are presently.
For example, it seems Fiance is going to be the strictest parent. He likes curfew, he doesn’t like back talk, he is big on respect. He doesn’t think kids should be allowed to go out all willy nilly and wants to limit the use of TV. He thinks it’s mandatory that kids play sports and go to mass every Sunday. he think it’s okay to pop a kid in the rear every once in awhile. He plans to make liberal use of “b/c Im your parent, that’s why” by way of explanation.
Me: I think I would be more focused on who my Kids are as human beings, their intent in their actions, and cultivating their critical thinking skills. I think it’s okay to have sex as long as you use a condom and hopfully in a relationship. I think it’s okay to drink as along as you dont drive and not under 16/17 (yikes I know). I dont think it’s a big deal not to have a curfew as long as you act responsibly. I dont like hoochie outfits for girls. I am big on respect but I want kids who are able to express themselves without fear. I will introduce them to and raise them in Christianity, but I dont particularly care if they end up Athiest or buddhist or whatever. I just want smart kids, who have good reasoning and critical thinking skills, who value education. I dont think sports are mandatory, but community service is. I and severely against coporal punishment. Have sex if you desire but pls pls dont make a sex tape. I dont want little Paris Hilton’s running around.