So tonight something interesting happened. My kids have gotten a lot of candy over giftmas and we have a little jack russel mix. Well he got an m&m and some type of chocolate peanut butter candy. I'm sure you all know how dangerous this is for any doggie. Well I got pretty upset because my kids are the reason he got a hold of these two items. Well my daughter (7) was upstairs yelling that James (4) was the reason Jack got the candy and she then said I'm gonna tell maw-maw you're lying and jesus will be mad! My husband so happily stepped in :) stating that "maw-maw doesn't live here and I don't want to hear anymore about how jesus is watching you and all that crap!" LOL I could have died! I have been trying to ween them out of christianity slowly (considering they are young and still believe in santa) (I figure I will do santa and god at the same time lol). At bed time we have always said the exact same prayer since my first child was born (8 years ago) and I have been mumbling it for some time now well since he said that tonight i purpously left out - jesus, angels, and in jesus name we pray - of our "prayer". they didn't even notice.
O and they are no longer attending church (which is up to me but i thought they might fight me on it but they have not even mentioned it).
So how would all of you go about finishing this deed that needs to be done and what do you think of our approach so far?
Thanks for responding wayne :)
I am very much so considering this as an option. I think it would be the best time to do it, it's really all a matter of convincing my husband as well.
I have a 3 year old daughter too, let us know how you end up handling it with the younger one. I'm wondering how to have the discussion with her when it comes up. I have had meddling family members as well. One time my husband's grandmother grabbed her by the shoulders and said "Did you know Jesus was your father in heaven and he loves you very much?", she looked at g-grandma and said "No, daddy is my dad and he's at work." She's been raised for the most part in a secular home, my 10 year old was raised in the church and baptised at the age of 7.
Your husband's response was pretty funny, I understand being defensive and angry when other people fill your kid's heads with such silly fears. I guess there's no simple way to go about it and you need to base it on what they are ready for emotionally. Good luck :)