I have always loved the idea of the "Donna Reid" and "Leave it to Beaver" ways of life, call me weird or what you will but I have always been drawn to wanting a life style like that with a little rugged western homesteading thrown in the mix. I am all about being at home with my kids, while i do not have any desire to clean my house or cook in a dress and pearls, i do want to have quality time with my family and to raise children that are morally sound and that have confidence in themselves to go against the grain if it conflicts with their values. I look at the families and kids that I grew up with and at how many issue so many of them grew up to have, whether from schooling situation or by not having a parent that cared enough to be a parent, only a friend or a "cool" parent.
I get a lot of slack espically from people in my family and some of our friends about the lifestyle we are choosing to raise our children in. We are teaching them that it is OK to be your own person, giving them a well rounded education full of literature and art and classical history among other things needed for an education, but we at the same time are teaching them to live off the land and by the work of your hands. I am constanly ridiculed about these choices, which infuriates me to no end.
Is there anyone else that is having these issue with being "Old Fashioned"? I find that we are being smart by doing this.....am i so wrong?