As we were discussing, I was about to say we shouldn't be too controlling or too spontaneous, but I caught myself. Each parent has to do, within reason, what feels best for that parent and what works for each child. (I'm not condoning abuse or neglect, I'm talking about those who are trying to raise their children the best they can.)
It's easy to judge what other moms and dads are doing, but really we can't. There are so many factors that are invisible outside each individual family. What I've found, however, is that it is much easier to be close friends with families with similar parenting styles. In fact, it happens quite naturally. I just want to get away from thinking my way is the only and best way to parent.
FYI- We are taking a little trip. I will try to keep blogging (cuz I love it). I was told I can blog ahead and release the posts later, but I just don't have the time to do that. Just thought you, my faithful readers, ought to know my oh-so-deep thoughts might run a bit shallow for a few days, if at all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading and please don't stop.