I am a weirdo. I am making non-traditional choices for my family. And I love them. Perhaps instead of being offended and feeling attacked when I am called a weirdo, I should instead accept it as a badge of honor. Instead of following along with what everyone else does, because it is what everyone else does(and truly no other reason) I have made my own choices. I have researched I have thought and I have decided that these are the best options. And I have to say that I love them... I think my daughter is fantastic, and I think the decisions I have made reflect off of her. I believe in my choices, and I plan to continue with all of them on a next child.. I even plan on making some of them better.. or even more bizarre. That's the other thing, you say I'm a weirdo and you don't even know the half of my plans... just wait and see my friends, it will get even better.. I promise.
So I will wear my badge and I will hopefully continue to speak up for what I believe, if nothing else in the hopes that it will at least make you think about the decisions you are making. Make decisions.. don't follow the crowd.
Now I will say that there are some decisions that I have made that are not ones I would recommend.. not because I don't believe in them, but because they are very personal, they are a commitment that you have to make... but there are decsions that I have made that I think are fantastic.. that I think everyone should at least try out once or twice.