It seems very natural to me to include DS in my normal daily activities. I've gotten some bad looks and some flak for including DS in such normal daily activities. A lot of people seem to think that kids should be, I don't know, 'put somewhere' so adults can just live their lives without inconvenience. And I am honestly offended by people even THINKING that I should leave my son with some babysitter just so I can write a check faster or whatever. It takes a village... I will raise my son to be a productive and active member of society. I don't want him to think that it is his place to just sit quietly cooped up somewhere because he isn't important. I don't think his toddler mind should be occupied with just toys alone. My parents failed miserably at teaching me how to 'live'. Like kids are so inconvenient and unimportant it's better to not have them with you at any given moment. Then when they turn 18 just kick 'em out the door. I think the point of childhood is to learn to be an adult. He needs to see adults in action and know how people interact and the practical side of survival in modern America.
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11/1/05 at 4:21pm