I do take his advice.....he was raised in the private school world and ONLY used the curriculum we are currently using. I think he did a great job of helping me pick it out.
He admitted to me the other day when I was going to a local place to meet with the reps to buy next years stuff.....that he would have NO clue what we needed for next year and may have ended up spending more than we needed to. I'm glad that one of us in totally in the loop with this.
Yes. He has tons of input. I also take some of his advice. But, he says it's my baby and he'll go along with whatever decision(s) I make. He helps out a lot. I love his input. When I am stuck for whatever reason, he is there, ready to help out if I need or want him to help.
If I'm trying to decide between two (or three!) options I bounce their pros/cons off him and he shares his opinion. He's a wonderful listener too, and has been invaluable when I'm trying to decide the best route for us to take.
In the end, it depends on what I want. He'll be a sounding board, and give input if I'm struggling to decide on something, but he could honestly care less, and trusts I'll pick out what is best for the kids.