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Recovering Helicopter Mom

My children are 4 and 6.  Sometimes I feel like they are 12 and 14 with their comments and bounce back. Am I the only one that thinks this way? I am pretty sure I’m not. When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I will admit that I did not want to believe when people told me that time will pass by so fast and just like that, they will be adults.  Little did I know, they were right even though that is a hard sentence for me to swallow.

Am I the only one?

I feel like I am a helicopter mom and I told myself when I was pregnant that I would not be. Half of the reason is being told we’d never conceive a child and then having two miracles, I feel prone to putting my babies in bubbles and watching their every move. In my head, I wish I had a more laid back type of parenting, but I don’t. I watch their EVERY move, including when they are outside in the country not on the main highway. My husband gets on me to leave them be and if they get a minor injury, muddy or just plain old dirty that they are kids.

I make sure that when we are outside as a family I go in a different direction. When we are in the house and they have pieces of cut up paper laying all over they are artists. Or when they spill, that it was an accident and they will learn to push their cup back from the edge of the table.

I am TRYING

It is hard but I AM TRYING. I don’t want my children to think that I never let them do this or that because they are so precious to me. I want them to be adventurous and try things like I did by going upside down on roller coasters, driving a motorcycle, or being in a demolition derby. As they go through life, I want them to know that even though I won’t be watching over them ‘in my helicopter cab’, I will be praying for them.

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