The other thing is, I am a weirdo. I am Pagan, and have different values than other people in this world that consider themselves "Christian". Therefore I would not want for anyone else to teach my kids certain values. I mean, yes, potty-training is potty-training. There is no religious aspect to this. But even the simple things that you do with kids influence them. I remember when SO and I first started dating and we took SD to the ocean all the time. The beach is a godsend, esp state park beaches that do not have a boardwalk. So, we are playing with the waves, and she was commenting how big they were (that day there were 2-4 ft swells, nothing too major). And I told her the waves were 10x bigger in California. And I could hear her in the distance, telling people this when I walked away. Something so little and it affected her.
Especially when it comes to sex, and drugs, and religion, I do not want anyone but myself telling them about it. The last thing I was is a born-again Christian telling my kids that sex is a sin, and it is evil, if you do it before marriage you will go to hell. yeah, that type of shit will not fly with me.
Well, I am pretty much done with the budget for the week. I am definetly going to need to sacrifice for the next few weeks, esp since SD will need clothes and such for back-to school. Don't even want to go there at this point, since I do need to start thinking about what I do and do not need for my own self (shoes, bras, etc). Well the bathroom is calling my name, but I might do it after both of us take our morning showers. I also got to work on personal goals and such. Never did that before, and actually made an impact so, I def gotta get to work.