Originally Posted by Linda on the move
I liked them as a child, but my DDs hate them. They find the sexism and racism offensive, and religious and child rearing practices bizzare.
The chapter describing how they spent their sundays really freaked my kids out.
We just took our 3.5-year-old to Colonial Williamsburg, and when we visited the Presbyterian meetinghouse I reminded her about the "Sundays" chapter in Little House in the Big Woods
. She insisted that we spend some time sitting quietly on the benches without talking, moving, or smiling. Maybe five minutes - which is a very
long time to a three-year-old! For some strange reason she was really into it.
At home, of course, waiting the 15 minutes or so before children are released from "big church" to Sunday School is absolutely INTOLERABLE.