I will never forget the day that we brought our first born Nolan home from the hospital and I could see in Jared’s eyes that something was wrong. I took a long look at him and realized that it was finally hitting him. He is a dad. He actually had a child that he had to take care of now. Plan for the future. Not that he didn’t realized it before but it was really hitting him. You see for us moms it’s day one. Day one when you see those pink or blue lines on the pregnancy test and it hits you. You can’t run or hide from your own body there for we “realize” it much sooner.The fears of parenthood are unlike any other in this world. First it’s fears of making it through your pregnancy and taking care of your body so that this little life you carry inside you is as healthy and safe as possible. The all of a sudden you have this little baby who relies on you for every single thing. From eating to changing to making sure he or she is safe in your home. These are just some of the “small” fears.
Then comes protection. Protecting them from bullies at school, health issues and the monster under the bed. Protecting them from getting their heart broken or breaking a leg. Making sure their tummy is full and they never have to worry about eating dinner. Then come some different types of protections like college. How am I going to pay for college? Protect them when/if i’m not around. College is not cheap. Weddings are not cheap. Children are not cheap. In my opinion I may be the crazy mama bear when it comes to protecting my children but I believe my children and every child needs someone to protect and love for them like this.
If you are anything like me and like to be a little over protective of your children I encourage you to check out https://iam.protective.com/ and share your story.
What are you protective of?