My boys have TWO new favorite movies this week. I can't feel too bad about one being The Princess Bride. I do have some guilt about letting them watch X-Men: First Class. It is more intense than I thought I would be ok with, but the good news is that we watch together and have had some really good conversations (well, as far as conversations with a 2 and a 4yo can be) about violence, emotions, and the non-reality of movies.
I think I am finally getting to a better place in my parenting again. I have been talking with some of my friends that have things a little more in hand than I do, and even the ones who think they don't because we are all on the path to create a world better than the one we live in now and believe our parenting is paramount to that goal. But, man has it been hard as our children get older to find the best way to meet each day with respect and patience. Even my husband has had a hard time, so we are glad to look to some great books and discussions to continue adapting to our children's behavioral milestones.
We are STILL keeping up with our Weekly House Blessing. I really do give it credit to keeping our home more peaceful. Now, if only we could figure out the laundry...
See more confessions:Moorea from MamaLady is graciously hosting the Natural Parents Network Gathering: Pacific Northwest Edition. Here was her confession before everyone arrived! http://mamalady.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/the-natural-parents-are-coming-hide-the-stroller/
There is also a new page encouraging you to unburden yourself. The Honesty Conspiracy. Go check it out.