posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 11:07 PM
The biggest problem = the parents. Because of our 2 small children, we have made several changes in our lives to raise them to be healthy, upstanding
citizens. Before we adopted them, I had a great career that I chose to quit so that I could be home. I made more money than my husband but I'm now a
'stay at home mother' and thats fine with me. We can't afford all the material things that we 'want' but its a small price to pay. I cook dinner
6-7 times a week, I grow a garden and yes, I spend alot of my summer canning. I make everything from plum jam to homeade salsa. As a matter of fact,
this Christmas we are giving out jars of homeade pear butter because we can't exactly afford to buy expensive gifts for our friends and family. We
purchase young calves and swine locally, feed and have them butchered. I know where most of the food in my house came from. I fully believe in herbs
and make collidial silver for our personal use. My children are healthy, happy, normal weight kids. They are not 'spoiled' in the sense that they
get everything (or even 1/4) of what they ask for. Their tv is strickly monitored and they spend more time outside playing.
I don't know anyone else than cans food, very few people that even grow a garden. Most of my friends children watch tv constantly, have toys that
they don't play with, and several are even rude and disrespectful. When they come over they don't want to play outside and they turn their nose up
to the food I cook (appearntly, not many children want to eat grilled steak, fresh green beans or fresh tomato slices) There are seveal bullies in my
son's pre-k class and just last week I read a facebook post from the mother of one, upset and ranting because her son was suspended for punching my
son in the stomach. Everyone knows that my son is the smallest in the class, very passive and a perfect target for bullies. Yet, this mother was
upset at the school, not her child.
I would like to add that my children are both adopted. They were both removed at birth for drug use. They both are still overcoming major health
issues because of the drugs they were subject to, and its only by the grace of God that my son is here. To look at them now, one would never guess
the obsticals that they have overcome, maybe my son is a little small, and well... he has more cavities at 4 than everyone I know combined (sadly that
refects on me by those who don't know the truth) and maybe my daughter acts out more than others, but overall -they are healthy, happy kids.
The new 'american dream' is a rat race. Its all about who has the biggest and the best. But you can't take it with you so why work so hard, if at
the end of the day, your unhappy, unhealthy and had no time to enjoy what you've worked so hard for? It just doesn't make sense to me. Praise God,
my family is happy, they are all healthy and we have everything we need.