I'm about to get serious ya'll
Uhhhhhhh....it's starting already. The politic rants, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, retweets, etc.
I can't stand it.
I like Facebook and Twitter for the wonderful people I share it with, the light hearted, sometimes heavy hearted real life stuff and the things that make me laugh.
I don't want you to shove your political opinions and religion on me. That's not why I'm here.
It's my choice to be here and I understand that.
Should everyone have a voice, yes, but let's bring it down a few notches shall we?
The negativity that has already started with the upcoming (not really, but kinda) election already has me heated.
People truly disgust me with their, my opinion is the right opinion and you're wrong. NO.MATTER.WHAT. Really folks? Real--leeeeeee?
Is that how you raise your kids too?
There is little openness. I respect everyone's opinion (on most days) but I am no means one that feels that my opinion is the correct one (ok, maybe sometimes) and the end all be all of opinions.
You can call this judgmental, but this is my voice. I hate nothing more than seeing people raise their children to be EXACTLY like them. How is that preparing your children for being their own individual, creating their own sense of self? Are we here to mold and guide them in the right direction yes, but do we need to take every step for them, no.
Just because I believe and feel a certain way does not mean that I expect Mia to believe the same as me and my husband. I've talked a lot about having a open heart and an open mind and how much I truly, truly hope that Mia is raised feeling that openness. I want her to be guided by us in order to be prepared to make the best life decisions as she grows up.
This country is a mess and we could all make our own lists as to why on so many different levels, but really at the end of the day I don't want to hear about it. My decisions on a political and religious level are mine. I don't choose to share them. Why? Because I don't. That is my right.
People need to step back and really think before they open their mouth. Like, really, really think.
Anger, hostility and brutal judgment of others is inappropriate. No matter the subject, no matter the forum.
I'm not here to solve the world's problems.
I'm not here to tell you how it should be done.
But I am here to let you know that what I'm seeing and hearing is very distasteful. Much of the distaste I am hearing is coming from people that are raising children. I do my best to not judge other parents as I don't want others judging me, HOW.EV.ER, different ballgame with this subject. And that's what I believe and I'm not scared to admit it.
As a mother, just trying to raise my daughter in a crazy, crazy world, the lack of concern and unwillingness to work together, be open to each other and respect one another is frightening.