Dear Mr. President,
My son is 2 1/2 years old. Money is tight (much in thanks to the fact that my husbands job only keeps him at part time to avoid having to offer health insurance.) I've had to defend my decision on being a stay at home mom to family, friends, and now the government?
Truth is we struggle financially with me staying at home, however I don't for one minute regret the decision that my husband and I made to allow me to be a stay at home mom. Sure it's a choice, but for our family it was a nessacary choice. Our decision for me to be a SAHM was what was the best option for our family.
Being a former child care worker, I refused to see my son put into a daycare center. Not that I believe they are bad or wrong (sadly they are a nessacary evil.) I didn't want to expose my children to the germs and sicknesses of the other kids, I didn't want him spending 6-8hrs a day with someone I hardly knew, I didn't want to miss out on first steps, first words, potty training, all day hugs and kisses, and tv's that played SPROUT all day.
As he gets older I fully plan on homeschooling- or what some would call unschooling. He is free to learn at his pace, through the world around him,(see: Sudbury Schooling ) he can explore interests as his own pace, without being lead to feel as if he's stupid or less then someone else because they got a better grade them him. This doesn't mean he won't learn, it dosen't mean no eduation will take place it simply means that HE will be incharge of his learning and I will be a guide. The public school system is a total and epic fail to our kids. They are built to teach blind obedience to authority and forced knowledge, neither of which I wish for my son.
So all in all Mr.President, do me a favor and keep your government out of my family decisions. If you REALLY Care about families, get rid of the so called Affordable Care Act, Stop your friends from giving companies perks for moving jobs over seas, stop fighting over oil, and do away with common core!
With that being said, this is what my husband and I feel is best for OUR family. What is best for your family may be vastly different then what we've chosen. Things like jobs, education, and childcare are for each family to choose, and instead of putting down someone for their choices, we need to start lifting each other up and supporting FAMILY no matter how they choose to parent. Being a parent is hard, we all just need a little love!
This letter is a responce to: Obama On Moms Who Stay At Home