., I was going to put up a vent thread yesterday and totally forgot! I'm glad you posted.
That's seriously annoying response by your dad. I swear my mom thinks her prayers are the reason we finally were able to have DD. It makes me twitch each time she says something.
I don't have a vent this week, just a "dodged that bullet moment". I generally avoid spending religious holidays with my family. I will spend Christmas with family because the day of just really ends up being about presents and family, but I avoid family like the plague on Christmas eve. Same with easter. I find easter especially annoying with all the he is risen nonsense. Well this year we had a wedding the day before easter so it's the first time I've been around my parents for this holiday in a long time. I was a little worried, but thankfully the wedding festivities and travel kept the religious talk away. Relief.
And so much yes to your response. We are going to bring her up to believe in things. Things that have a basis in fact.
Firs off..Hi! It's so nice to see another familiar face here!
Second..to the bolded, just yes!
. DH's family all sent Easter cards to us. His mom just sent one that said something like "happy Easter granddaughter" so I was really fine with that one. She's just super excited to have a grandbaby. The rest of DH's family sent us annoying religious cards that just went straight to the trash. You should pick and random day (lets say April 26th) and send your dad a card saying "happy April 26th day", then politely mention that you really wished you had gotten a card from him celebrating April 26th day.
I have no religious-related family vents, except that at one point my dad was a Trump supporter, but he (dad) is also religious (not evangelical, but he was mad at my mom when she voiced her doubts). And I'm like, you can't do that! You can't be all "I'm a Christian" and support Trump. He's practical the anti-Jesus for crying out loud. I suppose I wouldn't care as much if dad was like "meh" about people who don't believe. Incidentally, he knows that we don't go to church or anything, but I've never really talked to him about not really believing anymore.
Omg- I went to a training session on coaching employees for success and this one lady let it be known early that she's Christian, which is fine and was related to her anecdote which was vaguely related to the training. Later, she asked the training leader (a person in HR) about how to deal with the managers in her department treating people unfairly, writing up one person for being a minute late, while one of the mangers comes in late and leaves work early everyday. The HR woman said to contact them (HR), since it involves managers. The lady declined bc a. they weren't doing it to her and b. her god will take care of them in the end.
So this just happened at dinner. DD (3y2m): Do you know why I am so sweet? DH and I: [exchanging looks 'wonder where this is going'] DD: Because I want to go to heaven
WT* kid, where's that coming from? All our immediate family are non-curchgoing people. Is there some pre-school plaground proselytizing going on?
We of course asked her: What is heaven and why would you want to go there, she had no story there, so my best guess is that some kids in the playgroup/preschool she's in are religious and repeated stuff that was said to them at their homes.
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