Today was an amazing day.
We went to the dog parade after an early nap. We had to fit in the nap before going because I knew what a nightmare the event would be if we tried to go without. For this reason, we weren't able to get there early enough to be in it, but we were able to watch some of the dog parade from the sidelines, caught a couple of Mardi Gras necklaces for you to wear and petted a dog while checking out the others that were dressed up, milling about sniffing each others rear ends, rearing up excitedly at each other and then the occassional overly aggressive dog that would go into an all out frenzy while everyone backed up and swore under their breath hoping that the clueless owner would be able to keep a hold on their animal. Kind of like the idea of a baby getting it's hands on a weapon and wielding it about totally oblivious to the dangers that they are subjecting themselves and everyone around them to.
So - that was MY tangent for the day.
Back to the story at hand. After the parade, we were walking back and passed a small church that was closed up (on a Sunday). You wanted to go inside saying "I go see castle!"
Education, as I see it, shouldn't be weighted towards one's own beliefs if you want someone to develop their own opinions. I won't be afraid of you learning about this faith. I hope to have open discussions with you as you grow that will have a lot of honesty in them and that you arrive at your own conclusions.It isn't always the easiest thing for me to remember - to teach you about everything, even those things that I may not believe in - because when you turned to me on the altar for the first time and indicated that this was Chee-zus, a part of me worried while another part of me wondered at your spongy little mind. I have to remind myself that growing up doesn't mean that you become an exact replica of me. Truth be told, I wouldn't want that. There are so many things that I see about myself that are lacking. Nobody's perfect and I have no allusions that you will be, but I don't want to be the reason that you don't have a full perspective of in order to arrive at your own decisions.
In the meantime, we'll keep adding to your experiences and knowledge and each time we learn one more thing, your world becomes a little bigger.
In the near future, though, while other children are asking to go to the park or the zoo, you will be asking to go to the Castle of Chee-zus. And that is fine. :)