I have what I refer to as my 2 groups of friends, my homeschooler friends and my public school friends. This week I had the JOY of spending time with both of them. I love my friends and love that they each see me differently. I realized since I was with each of them within a couple of days of each other, that to some I am super conservative and to the others I am super liberal. It was a funny realization. I had planned on making a list to show you the difference, but when I started, I realized that what makes me conservative in one group makes me liberal in the other. So here are the things that make me – ME! You can try to figure out which list they fall in:
I drink Coke daily!
I am a Christ following Christian – not just a Sunday morning attender.
I wear pants.
My kids listen to secular music.
Jeremiah doesn’t know all his letters yet and most days I am ok with that!
I have 4 children.
My discipline is not strict enough.
We don’t do school every day. Sometimes we even do school on the weekends.
I have been known to write my own curriculum.
I let my boys be boys.
My children will not be in a serious relationship in high school.
I dress way too cute and trendy.
We eat out (fast food) at least once a week.
My kids are only allowed to watch tv, play video games, or play on the kindle for an hour a day.
My discipline is way too old fashioned
I only have 4 children.
I refuse to use the word courting.
In no way am I making fun of my friends beliefs and convictions. They all know me well enough to know that. It was just a funny thing I noticed this week that I wanted to share. I love that I have all sorts of people in my life. I love that my friends accept me for who I am, and they have not staged an intervention for my Coca-Cola addiction.
It was once again God reminding me that he made us each with our own gifts and abilities, and that no one fits into a perfect cookie cutter mold. How boring this world would be if everyone was just like me!