Confronted him: 12/22/2011
This is the most difficult thing I've ever done.
"You are my Sunshine" was forever ruined for me after I read the rest of the lyrics.
TCD - Just because you are aware of it, and know that you want your girls to be strong, independent, healthy women means you will do your all to make sure that they are.
slight t/j here:
My Dad cheated on my mom. He had an A with a coworker. She stayed, most likely because it was not a socially acceptable thing then, her mom and dad were already gone, so no support there, and she worked part time, not enough to support us. That being said, my sister and I were raised to never need a man for anything. I mean it. I can change my own tires, and oil, I can paint, woodowork, use just about any powertool known to man. I can also manage my finances, and clean my gutters. I also got an education to the point where I knew I would make a good living, and never NEED a man to survive. Funny thing is I married my HS sweetheart, and ultimately ended up being betrayed. So when I chose to stay, and work on us, it was for the right reasons, it was because I loved him, and our family. I knew he was messed up in his head, but that he could find himself.
I think my mom and dad were a bit disappointed initally that I didn't kick him to the curb, but now have the utmost respect for me, and the gift I gave him.
That being said I am raising my daughter in a similar manner, and I know she won't take any BS from anyone, she never has, and never will. It's just who she is.
Anyway, you have this concern, and you are aware of it. I have no doubt your girls will be strong, healthy independent women.
the songs stay the same over time, and I would think girls will either find strength and solace or tragedy in them. Patsy Cline would have kicked their ass if they changed her lyrics .
[This message edited by unfound at 2:15 PM, July 25th (Thursday)]
I'd buy that CD