Originally Posted by witchygrrl
And I'm hoping that I get offered a job today. I had an interview yesterday, but the person I was suposed to talk with had the stomach flu, so I talked to an instructor who had been with the company for 17 years. I think it went well, but I'll see.
M had an interview yesterday, and they told him to come back tomorrow!
That's got to be a good sign. He's had some...well, some trouble lately, so I'm really hoping things turn out well. He might lose his computer. I wonder how I can manifest him not
having that happen, but yet if it does, it being the least of the evils. He needs to have it for work, at least.
Originally Posted by femme_rouge
Maia- Thanks. We are so excited about the possibility of living somewhere else. Aw shucks, of course I'd stay in contact with all y'all
So...in case y'all were unaware:
Y'all is singular
All y'all is plural
Originally Posted by SunshineJ
DH and I finally had a chance to discuss it this morning. We don't want to raise them with nothing and let them decide when they're older, that just doesn't feel right to us (though they are more than welcome to choose their own path when they grow up, we're fine with that!) I think we're going to start introducing the children to our beliefs. Any rituals we have are going to be called "celebrations" in our house and nothing else. Ritual still has shadowy connotations and ideas of ritual sacrifice and all that baloney to a lot of people, whereas celebration is a more positive word for basically the same thing, and not something likely to cause problems. I'm also not wanting to cause problems with the parents of their friends (one is very Catholic I know). But we've decided it is time to address this, though until they're older and more able to filter, we may leave some specifics out. This part is more complicated than I thought it would be! I'd love to hear how everyone else approaches it!
Originally Posted by Autumn Breeze
I want my kids to be accepting, as of now they know no religion. Which I guess if my husband and I agree, will make it 'easier' for them to learn.
I hate how we are still so reviled and misunderstood in the greater community. I'm so lucky to live where I do, where nobody really raises an eyebrow.
That said-- I think confidence, or lacking that, a "fake it till you make it" attitude, goes a long way towards acceptance from other people. Nobody really bugs me about my path at all, anymore, but I think a lot of that comes from my having grown my Not Give A Sh*t bone
I use the same confidence I used when deflecting questions about extended nursing, or cloth dipes, or whatever.
I've known some people who were not raised with anything, and as adults they feel bereft and lost, not having had a base of *anything* from which to springboard off of.
I've also noticed that if we (as a family) are open to learning about others' beliefs, even if we say very firmly that we are not open to being converted, that the other people (like your Catholic friends, for example) are much more open to sharing with us without feeling threatened. I usually say things like I find basic truths that cross all paths-- the Golden Rule, for instance-- and I also find it helps to speak the others' language if necessary. Like say "God" if you have to. It doesn't hurt me any, even if it feels funny inside, and it fosters friendship and understanding.
I'm rambling...hope that made some sense
Oh, we say ritual among ourselves, but holiday or celebration in front of others.