So, we've decided to send DS to a private Catholic school. I'm really good with this decision. I went to this school when I was a kid and the education was (and still seems to be) outstanding.
I called my dad/SM last night to tell them that the decision was final (I was a little on the fence about the religious aspect of it) and that we're sending DS to this particular school. Which happens to be the school for the church that I was raised in and my parents still go to.
My dad said that he was happy to hear that and that DH and I need to get "on board" and be Catholic as well. He would.not.let.it.go. I identify somewhere between Pagan and Agnostic. DH identifies as Christian in that he believes in the message of Christ but not the dogma of "The Church". My father knows this and went on to tell me that our wedding really didn't count and that the only true religion is Catholicism.
I told my dad that I believe that we choose the path that works best for us and that what is most important is that connection with something greater than ourselves. I also told my dad that I don't really care what spiritual path DS follows when he's older as long as it works for him and he's happy. This of course sent my dad off on another tirade about how there's no other valid religion.
Gah, dad, I know you believe that your way is the "right" way, and it may be right for you, but it is NOT right for me personally.
You know, he can't just say "well, at least they're getting my grandson off to a good start and a good spiritual foundation" its got to be the whole fvkking agenda.
I was actually tempted to say "you know what? forget the whole thing. we'll send DS somewhere else if this is how you're going to be about it." But I didn't. I'm glad I didn't let my pride get in the way of making sure DS gets the education/religious foundation that DH and I decided was best.
And my dad is too stupid/stubborn to realize that I was the one who suggested (and pushed) for the Catholic school. It wasn't DH pushing for it, it was me.