During one point in my young adult life, I tried a Methodist church since my father and his whole side of the family are Methodist. I loved it. I really connected. For the first time, I found people who actually believed actions were more important than simply showing up to service. Problem was, I then moved. I didn't like the Methodist church where I moved to, so I just stopped going. When I moved here, I thought about going to a church, but it never happened. Now, I know a ton of people who attend the local Methodist church. Most of them are good people. In fact, Sunshine will be attending preschool there in the fall. So, I thought this would be a good place to start Monster out. He can go to Sunday School while I attend church. Husband doesn't completely agree yet. He's not sold. He wants it to be like when he was growing up. His father used to drop him off at Sunday School and then read the newspaper in the car and drink coffee. That was back in 80's. I think the rules have changed. He wants to "research" this though. I can't imagine that every church makes the parent be present in service for the kids to go to Sunday School. Until he comes up with something that is better though, I think this is the route we're going to go. Monster is desperately searching for something in his life. Religion may be the answer.
It's difficult for me to accept this since I'm no sold on organized religion. When I really think about it, I'm probably more Buddhist than anything else with my philosophies. I felt like a hypocrite giving Monster advice and telling him to pray to God and he will help take away worries. I don't believe it, but Monster does. That's what matters right now. I will do anything to give my children what they need, even if that means going to church. Who knows, maybe I'll find something I need as well.