Censored! ;)

Well, it has happened.  I’ve been censored.  No, the Associated Press or Blog Police haven’t caught up with me.  It’s my husband.  My dear pig-farmer.  I wasn’t censored because I was inaccurate.   I was censored because he didn’t want me to shake a hornets’ nest.

I knew when I wrote a blog (not-yet-published) about the “Disintegration of Dads” I would have to let him read it before I posted it.  Darn it.  Mind you, I was not being negative about him in anyway.  I was, as he said, “very honest” about what I perceive to be the sad state of the division of parenting in the case of divorce.  He wants to ponder the blog more.   Darn it.

I do not believe all divorced parents parent badly.  I do not believe all married parents parent well.  I do see that too often a divorced dad, non-custodial, gets the short end of the parenting stick.  They are to provide money.  Period.

Oh wait…provide money and shut-up.  I’m not good at the shutting-up part.

It makes me angry.  I believe it is affecting our society in a negative way.  I believe in the institution of DAD.  Kids need to have limits and boundaries.  It is okay to know that the buck stops somewhere.  I was raised during a time period when it was perfectly acceptable to say, “My Dad (or parents) won’t let me do (or go) _____________.”   How unreasonable of them.  When I did get to go/do, it was perfectly, predictably, acceptable (although not always appreciated) of my parents to check up on me and/or expect information.  Not cooperating was, of course a possibility.  Just not a very smart one.  It had consequences.  Consequences I didn’t like.  Consequences that most assuredly violated my privacy and free-will.

Ask someone that has been in the school system for 30 years if they have noticed a change or shift.  Ask them if it has been positive or negative.  Ask what they attribute it to (in addition to “teaching to the test”).

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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