I am an opinionated person. I know this. I have very distinct feelings/opinions about my family, my religion, politics, raising my son, and a host of other things. I don't share most of these on my blog. I'll pause a moment so you can all thank me..................................You're welcome.
So I really get frustrated when people share their opinions in such a way that it makes people who don't share that opinion feel like idiots. For example - I believe in homeschooling. Let me re-state - I love homeschooling. I think it is a wonderful thing we can do for our kids. BUT, I'm not about to say that it's the right choice for every child and every parent. It's not. Some kids thrive in public school. Some parents can't/don't want to home school their children. Michael was home schooled, I wasn't. I think we both really turned out well.
Yes, I do have a point. I don't like when people state their opinion using words like 'this horrible practice' or 'if you love your kids' or 'the only right choice'. If I've done this, I really apologize. I know it's hard when you feel strongly about something not to say it strongly. I do. But I also feel it's wrong to not consider that what you're saying may make others feel they're bad people, bad parents, bad human beings for believing a certain way.
OK, so in trying to make a post about not getting emotional about your opinions, I have done that very thing. Shoot. And in case you're wondering, nothing big happened that spawned this post. It's just something I've been thinking about. I promise the next post will be cute pictures of the kid.