gussiegoose - 2004-11-09 22:09:58
yeah for you. stand your ground. It's so hard with parents. They've got that guilt button implanted in us with we're young then trigger it off when we're adults.
Sierra - 2004-11-10 10:37:30
I go through the same shit with my in-laws. Do what feels right for you. You're right to make your stand now.
Anyabeth - 2004-11-10 11:09:21
Good for you. I know that it is hard. We don't even have kids and are not fully converted and this stuff is already starting at my house too. I think you are right to draw the lines where you feel comfortable. I am sure you will let Dumpling choose, but when she is an adult. And its not like you are interfering with that choice by not letting her go to a Santa parade.
Jennye - 2004-11-10 20:16:35
I know, I'm way behind on comments lately! :) I think you are right to not let her go, but this stuff is so hard on our families. They see it as a rejection of them, more of a going away from them instead of a going towards something. And grandkids just bring it all back up again because you are now "rejecting" them in all new areas. {{{HUGS}}} to you guys and maybe you can find some new holiday season traditions to share? Maybe a special shopping day with frozen hot chocolate or something?
kelli - 2004-11-12 10:48:59
Regarding, my nephews - I always tell my sister "hey, our parents already had the chance to mess us up - now it's out turn". :-) Stand your ground - that's my opinion.
Maida - 2004-11-12 14:14:34
(random lurker here *grin*) Congrats on standing your ground. Religion is such a touchy subject, and it's often hard for others to understand devotion to something if there's nothing similar in their lives for them to relate to. Completely unsolicited advice, of course feel free to ignore: Maybe there's a middle ground? E.g. Grandma could tape the televised parade (you're near Toronto, no?) and watch it later with Dumpling? I have found that with grown-ups as much as with children, compromises often make things better. :-)

add your comment:

your name:
your email:
your url:

back to the entry -

Copyright Mortimer�s Mom 2004. But just ask, I give my permission easily!