Three Things Tuesday

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We’ll share Three Things on Tuesdays, any three things – basic stuff, not soooo basic stuff. And today, I’m sharing Three Things I fear the most about being a mom.

My first few months of being a mom were filled with fear and anxiety, of everything. Is he breathing? Does he like me? Is he eating enough? Why hasn’t he peed in 3 hours? Gosh!!!! Wayyyy too many fears, yes valid but they made me feel like I was drowning in all this pressure to get it right, to be The Perfect Mom – as if there is such a thing!

Now my fears are different, and constantly changing, but I deal with them better. My 3 biggest fears now are:

  • I fear the day J would have his first big cut: he’s had a few scratches here and there but he hasn’t yet had an actual bleeding cut. You know those ones that require the ER or stitches *shudders* I may just need a Dr myself that day.
  • I fear, in fact I DREAD, J’s first day at school. We don’t have a struggle with drop-offs at Grandma’s but I secretly dread the first day i would have to drop him off at school. If I’m being honest, I’m more afraid of the separation anxiety and perhaps sadness I would be feeling in that moment.
  • And undoubtedly my biggest fear is that down the line what if my child(ren) start to think I would have been a better mom if I’d been at home all of the time with them, than be at work. But then I take solace in knowing that it’s not the amount of time we spend together that matters but what we do with that time; so I can’t feel bad for my life choices.

It’s always hard (and a lot of moms are not likely) to admit fear but from my personal experience, acknowledging your fear is a better way of dealing with them, because sometimes the simplest fears are the hardest to face.

So brace up, and share what is / was your biggest fear being a mom?

Love & Light,

Mrs O. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. My greatest fear on being a mum is the dreaded TEETHING period that comes with TEMP /FEVER etc. I am constantly touching his forehead and sleep with a thermometer beside me. Pls when will all the teething wahala end ! It’s draining me

    • My thermometer is also my fav gadget of all times.
      I’ve read that some kids still have fevers at 3 years old when they are still growing primary teeth! *sigh* it is well. The teething fever has lessened now that J is a bit older. it’s different with every child, but i wish your little munchkin all the best – i’m sure he’s a trooper!!

      Sending hugs your way x

  2. A fever is not a diagnosis but an indication of an underlying infective process. This may however coincide with teething in our little ones which we erroneously call ‘teething fever’. After taking care of the temperature spike, it is only wise to treat the underlying cause of the fever.

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