Okay, this is one of those times when I tell you my worst fears and you reply with… Oh, wow Terah, I have the same exact thoughts and feelings too!!
So here is a list of my top 4 fears as a Mom...
Is it just me, or do fevers really make you loose all kinds of common sense? I have two girls and one on the way and although my girls have gotten fevers a few times, I still freak out when it happens. I become a google encyclopedia two hours into it. All of a sudden their symptoms went from a normal fever to fight off a virus to now they definitely have an ear infection, strep throat and whooping cough (even though they never coughed once... I can definitely remember two weeks ago they had a little tickle in their throat).
The only advice I can give, is if you deal with the same thing, take a deep breath and then pass the kid off to the husband to worry about.
2. Having the sex talk with my kids
I am just NOT ready for that day. There have been some close calls though now that I have a Kindergartner and she’s hearing odd things from her classmates, but luckily it hasn’t come to that point yet. For me, it’s a delicate line because while they are young you don’t want to share too much, but when they are older, you also don’t want them to hear everything from their peers.
3. Really, truly looking like a Mom (or even worse, your Mom)
A few months ago I did the unthinkable, I cut my long wavy hair and went for the “Lob”. At the time it was in style and everyone was doing it, but then I realized that it made me look like a true Mom. I don’t know if its just me, but part of you as a Mom, doesn’t actually want to look like you’ve gotten no sleep and you wear workout gear because its all that fits (key word: STRETCHY)
You see I find alot of joy in telling people I have kids and then watch as they are surprised because how could I have kids and be so hip and cool? But, I’m probably the only one that feels that way, so lets just move onto the next point.
4. Pinterest dinner fail
If you've ever looked on Pinterest you would know that 90% of the time those recipes never turn out the way they are described online. When you first find a recipe it seems like it'll be so easy. You can even smell and taste your new dish just from looking at the pictures.
But we all soon find out, that it was all just a dream. That meal was so bad that it shouldn't even be served to our dog.
As you can see there are a lot of things that can be fearful. I mean you have normal fears when your single, but it becomes magnified when you have kids and you soon realize the strangest of things can become something you are afraid of. All joking aside, fear as a mom or even a woman can be really paralyzing when you don't deal with it and you allow yourself to be overcome with those things. I am in a constant battle to keep fear at bay so that I can live my life to the fullest. It's not always easy and in some situations can be hard, but the great thing is that I figured out a way to confront it instead of allowing it free reign in my life.