Crazy Mom Worry
In my relatively short time as a parent, one of the parenting things I’ve learned is that parents will worry about almost everything.
First, SIDS. Oh my gosh, I hated everything about the possibility of SIDS. And, as much as I worried, Mr. MPB was even worse. On day 2 of Little MPB’s life, we went and bought the Snuza Hero. And after I put it through the washing machine, we went and bought another one.
Then, basic car safety. I despised our bucket seat and was convinced he was going to slouch while we drove and suffocate himself. I will admit, I much prefer our Britax boulevard car seat, and I’m glad we switched him when we did because it’s always been a better fit.
Then, food. Is he eating enough? Is this food okay for him to try? What if he chokes? What if he chokes and dies?!
And don’t even get me started on my on going worry about his language development. He does seem to be picking up more words, but its still slow. Thankfully our speech therapy appointment is coming up next week.
Through all these normal parenting worries, I’ve had one specific worry that been a bit less normal and a little bit more crazy. Since Little MPB was born, I’ve been petrified that a very tall and very old tree on our property was going to come crashing down during a big storm and land on our house. And of course, given the location of said tree, and Little MPB’s bedroom, I had determined that it was clearly going to come crashing down on Little MPB’s bedroom and he’d die.
Now, I’ll admit I have literally had to talk myself down from this worry with every single snow storm and lightening/thunder storm we’ve had since we got home with Little MPB. But, I was still crazy worried about it. In fact, I was so worried last fall I convinced Mr. MPB to call a few tree companies for quotes to have the potential Little MPB killing tree cut down and have a few other overgrown and/or unhealthy trees on our property removed at the same time.
And so, we finally bit the bullet, and the potential Little MPB killing tree is now gone. And with that, we’ve also given up most of the landscaping on our property and all of our privacy from our neighbours. (I acknowledge I’ve created this new problem and it looks like we will be doing some landscaping sooner rather then later).
But, more importantly, with the potential Little MPB killing tree’s removal, this worry is now gone. My mommy worry brain can move on to something else. Because, I’m now a slightly experienced mom, I am also smart enough to know, another crazy worry will appear in it’s place.
I wonder what it will be? And how much I will I annoy MR. MPB with my next crazy new worry?
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