Just a little subliminal message from the school district in Never Never Land where my daughter now goes:
Welcome to your class called "Family Life". This is in conjunction with our "Abstinence Only" curriculum...
See this square peg? This is you. We will pound down your edges to make you fit into the mold that we find acceptable. We will deny statistics. We will click our heels together and say that we ALL live in a perfect world. Since teenagers don't HAVE sex, we don't need to discuss birth control. We just need to make sure that they realize that they will burn in hell if they even think about the opposite sex and call that good. (But for god's sake, don't think about the same sex because that is CERTAINLY a one way trip to the eternal furnace of damnation.)
And mommies and daddies always stay together. It is the way that it is SUPPOSED to be. No matter what...mommies need to realize that it is in the best interest if the children to stay together. It is called sacrifice. Women must sacrifice everything for the daddy because the daddy is in charge.
And daddies always love their children. They never hurt their children. They don't call them stupid. They don't beat them with belts. They don't grab them by the shoulders and slam them against the wall. And daddies never, never come into your bedroom in the middle of the night.
See? Everything in Never Never Land is perfect. And that's what we're going to learn about in class today children...all about the perfect families that you should have but undoubtedly, none of you do.
We're all about self esteem building here. Are you feeling good about yourself yet?