Monday, April 16, 2012

The Road I am On

Maybe I am just that kind of person, but it seems that a lot of the big decisions in life I choose to go against the grain.

I have never been a very rebellious person.  As a child I was mostly a people pleaser. Don't get me wrong, I have always been stubborn.  My mom tells me a story about how when I was a toddler one I refused to pick up my toys.  She would be in tears and I wouldn't budge until . . . . Dad came home.   But, in general I would do what I was told to keep the peace.  I was an A student jumping through all the hoops well.  I was rarely spanked and learned a lot from watching my less timid sister get in trouble.  As a adult though I don't choose to do something because it is popular or because Mom and Dad did it.  I tend to question the way things are and when I find it to be against my better judgement I choose the other road, or at least start trying other roads to go down.

I decided to start blogging about my journey.  It has been a long one.  Learning takes time and I have a lot to learn.  Apart from God, my family has been the biggest catalyst in this journey.  They have challenged me to find a parenting style to fit our family, which lead us to the realm of attachment psychology.  They have lead me to homeschooling and our great homeschooling family.  Finally, this last year they have challenged our eating habits by forcing me to find foods that don't reek havoc on their little guts and help them stay healthy.