I know Dr. Phil and Super Nanny and every other parenting book/expert out there says that as parents you need to have a unified front. They say that both parents need to be on the same page when it comes to raising a child. That both parents need to enforce the same type of values or the same type of punishment when it comes to the children.
These experts claim that parents should not argue in front of the kids because the kid will see a possible weakness. Parents need to back each other up in front of their children.
A situation came up in our house the other day that may cause some serious issues for our kids in the future. It is a divide that Lauren and I cannot agree on when it comes to raising Max and future children. I do not, cannot and will not agree with or compromise with Lauren on this issue. I may have posted about this before but like all good arguments I need to air it out again.
I went home for lunch the other day and Lauren had made hot dogs for her, Max and myself. Then, Lauren, without checking with me gave Max ketchup for his hotdog. Ketchup, for crying out loud. Ketchup. Blech.
I am a mustard-on-a-hotdog type of person. Lauren is a Ketchup-on-a-hotdog person. She is trying to make Max a Ketchup-on-a-hotdog person. It is bad enough that he has light hair and his mothers complexion and he is showing signs that he is a right handed person when I am a south paw and was hoping he would be too, but now she is trying to make him a Ketchup-on-a-hotdog type of person.
Soon she will try to undermine my authority and try to convince Maxfiled that chocloate icecream is better than vanilla.