Originally Posted by lindsayjean
Oh wait. I did know that! HAHAHA.
I posted something on my facebook status about it being the perfect day and the only thing that might make it better was someone buying me some sushi LOL. And people were like WHAT, YOU CAN'T EAT SUSHI WHEN YOU'RE PREGNANT. I laugh because most of them don't know HALF of how controversial my dietary and pregnancy views are. We drink raw milk, eat raw cheese, and I even put raw egg in my smoothies (this is all grassfed from a local source- we eat a traditional foods diet, see the forum on here if you don't know what I'm talking about). I'm having a homebirth. I *gasp* will have a glass of wine every once in a while. I cloth diaper (although surprisingly that's not as controversial as it was when I did it with my first, it's catching on!!). I am an extended nurser. I selectively and delayed vax. May not even vax at all this time. Will NOT circ my son. So many more.... don't get me started even on my unconditional parenting approach and that *gasp* my daughter will never have a time out or a spanking.
Oh man... sometimes I wish I could just publish all the controversial things I do for the world to see. I can't wait until we have our baby so I can announce that he was "born at home on this date and is this big" LOL. I'm sure that will get some confusion going.
Does anyone else think it's kind of funny how controversial they are? I would never think being so natural could be so opposite of mainstream. I never even thought of myself as THAT non-mainstream until I see JUST how mainstream most of my in real life friends/family are. I used to be ashamed and try to hide my differences, especially when I was a first time mom... but now I just feel so confident in my decisions, knowing that I am doing the right thing for my family that I don't CARE what people think. But I am also not looking to publish it all or actually CREATE controversy- my husband is a youth pastor so I do have to be kind of careful not to isolate myself lol.
SOOOO.... in what ways are you controversial??
Depends what circle I am in but these are the ways in which I am controversial, again depending on who I am around...
-It's superficial but I dress 'differently'
-I don't watch television(I do watch random stuff on the web though)
-I am radically against circumcision
-I have extremely strong feelings about child rights and liberation
-I don't spank or yell or punish
-my son does not have a set bedtime
-I am for early academics, early reading, accelerating learning, not forcing learning but for exposure early to accelerated ideas
-I am almost always against the use of pesticides
-I'm an anarchist
-I'm an atheist
-I am in most cases against day care
-I am flexible and change my mind when I get new information...
The last is sort of a disclaimer for the above but simply true ...I try not to stick by something in a fanatic sort of way(sometimes it is hard) mainly because I don't want to turn people off and also because I try to research my choices ,philosophies. They evolve as time goes on.There are sometimes exceptions for the things I believe in , even if i believe in them strongly.