Skids and Religion
DH has 2 skids(SS6 and SS12). DH is nonreligious. The BMs are nonreligious. I am nonreligious.(some of us grew up with certain religions and observe certain holidays)
5 ys ago MIL decided to convert to a religion. I was not with DH then but he told me that ome day MIL showed up and announced she just converted pretty much out of the blue.
After that she decided that every Sunday and religious holiday she observes the grandkids should also.
She enrolled ss12(then 7 )in religious school). His BM was too drunk/high to care. DH and BM2 were staying with MIL so felt obligated to do what she wants.
MILs aattiude about religion is questionable. " oh Church is not that serious! It's more like a fun social club!"
Ss12 is about to finish with Sunday school and hates it not understanding anything about faith due to MIL attitude. (BM1 is also pushing him to
go bc she wants him to get the religion boyscout badge!!!!)
DH and I discussed ss6 involvement in his MILs church(he was 4 at the time) and decided together that ss6 should spend Sunday mornings with Dh and I.(we have the kids most weekends) based on MILs attitude that religion is only a social thing.(we welcome her to spend holidays and Sundays after church with the skids if chooses).
.BM2 doesn't care either way about what DH does with his parenting time.
DH felt that ss12 was so close to finishing that pulling him out now would be detrimental.
I feel strongly that religion should be the decision of the parents.
I do not think it is the place of Grandparents to decide what religion their grandkids have.
I grew up religious and I do not think of church as merely a social club.
Is it appropriate that DH and I made the decision together to keep SS6 home on Sundays?