I’m having a bit of a panic attack
In 10 days, my “baby” is going to be three years old. My Pumpkin will be five in October. How am I ever going to handle their growing up!?
Whenever I read a blog post or hear a story by a parent of a teenager where they’re trying to figure out how to handle a particular situation that only the parent of a teenager would have to handle, I find myself wondering how I would handle myself in the same situation. I find myself thinking, “What would I do if Pumpkin came home and told me that?”
And everytime I have that conversation with myself, I go into absolute panic mode. How in the world am I going to do this?! I don’t know how to be a parent! I don’t know how not to screw up my kids! What if, with one single decision or situational reaction, I scar their psyches for life? Can they possibly recover from my inadequacies? Will I leave them completely unprepared for life outside of my protective bubble? Am I overprotective? Am I not protective enough?
Mom, how did you do this? How did you not go into a complete panic every single day of my childhood and adolescence? How did you ever make any decision without first consulting your own mother and the internet? How do you still do it? How in the world do you make it through your day without hyperventilating thinking of your baby experiencing real life?
I don’t know how I’m ever going to do this. But I guess we’ll find out. Does anyone have a brown paper bag? I think I’m going to need it.
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