Sunday, January 22, 2017


This weekend has been an incredible lesson for my oldest girl. With the inauguration and protests, I thought it would be a good weekend to have a chat with KB.

First, I'll say this. I love every one of my friends, no matter what your political stance is. I expect the same in return. This post isn't about what I think, but what I think EVERY home should be talking about. 


We live in the greatest nation in the world. So why aren't we acting like it? Why aren't we teaching our children the love of country? I see and hear people talk about how ashamed they are to live here....then why are you here?  I don't care WHO POTUS is, we need to be teaching our children WHO WE ARE, and that includes teaching them where we've been. 

They aren't going to learn it in today's school system. Sure, they'll give them the basics, but it is OUR job as parents to teach them about the meaning of it all. Teach them to importance of voting and to KNOW how the electoral college works (and the importance of it). Tell them about the men and women who give SO much to protect our freedoms and rights. 

Rights. That brings up the next point. KB and I watched some videos of the protests that happened yesterday (pre censored, because some of the content yesterday was just as ugly as some prior comments from Trump). I personally do not share the agenda that most of the participants do, BUT I think is is so important that my girls know their rights. You have the right to free speech, due process, to bear arms, to a jury, etc . So many Americans don't have a clue what their rights are and don't care to know. 

KNOW THEM. Teach them to your children. 

Teach your kids to stand up for what they believe in. But then teach them that it's ok to disagree; that just because someone says something "offensive", it doesn't mean you have to cry about it. 

It comes down to this. 


Patriotism is defined as "love for or devotion to one's country". 

Love your country. Be a patriot, no matter what your political stance is. A nation divided will fall, and we HAVE to teach our children this to keep the freedoms that so many before us have fought and died for. 

I refuse to raise sheep. My girls will have respect and love for their country, and patriotism will reign in my house, no mattder who is president.

Left Wing or Right Wing, we're all connected to the same bird. 

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