Things That Make Me Nervous

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Every single time he hops on his bike.

When he roller blades.

When he runs around the house.

When he’s using scissors.

Practically just about everything he does.  Well, except when he gives me a hug.  That’s just pure joy.

But why is it that everytime I tell him to slow down, watch out, be careful, don’t do that, or any other expression that might keep him from a quick trip to the emergency room, my husband tells me to relax.  It’s like he doesn’t even care.

Now granted, we haven’t had to make any trips to the emergency room, yet. Knock on wood. So am I just being too cautious? My husband says that our son needs to bump his head or scrape his knee a couple times to have the experience.  I can’t even type that without getting nervous.

So which one of us is right? It’s not as though I want to wrap him in bubble wrap, I just want to be cautious.  But should I let him get a couple bumps and bruises?  Will be be better off if he needs a bandaid or two at the end of the day?

I don’t know, what do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Nervous

  1. I agree with both of you! Of course we never want to see our babies hurt or in pain but we also have to let them be kids. We can’t protect them all the time and in all reality they are tougher then we think they are. It’s hard to imagine those sweet little tiny babies being so tough but they are! I can’t believe it myself sometimes. Like you said, we can’t wrap them in a bubble. We need to take a small step back and let kids be kids! As long as they are doing anything that is life (or limb) threatening, just relax and let them do their thing!

  2. Yep, absolutely. Get as dirty and germy as you want. It builds resistance! Boys will be boys and kids will be kids. They are our small miracles 🙂

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