Watching me at the playground, depending on the moment, one mom probably thinks I hover and one mom probably thinks I'm paying no attention. I think we all need to cut each other some slack as this constant judging is pretty unfair. I'm completely head over heels in love with DS, I think he's ducking fantastic. But I'm with him 24/7 often going to the same few parks all week. If I want to enjoy my coffee and read the hub or chat with a friend for a few minutes while he explores please know I am doing it for both of our sanities. I guarantee he needs a break from me constantly in his space just as much as I need some adult convo.
I've got 3 all 2 years apart, with 4 years between first and third and 2 years between first and second and second and third. Couldn't helicopter even if I wanted.
Just found the blog I read on Facebook.
Last edited by BigRedV; 12-09-2015 at 18:34.
As for me - I am a sorta hoverer? But my DS makes me follow him EVERYWHERE! I get that every parent and child is different but I think most posters have acknowledged that.
I would LOVE to be the tea sipping book reading mum duck at the park, unfortunately DD is either a cling on or every activity needs to be witnessed and acknowledged by me.
She is getting a bit better though.
Super jealous of the mums with kids that just bugger off and get on with it lol
Little Miss Sunshine (12-09-2015)
I once was at an indoor play area (in a mall) and this little 3? Year old girl was crying, holding her crutch (obviously needed to go to the loo). I looked around, no parent. I asked the little girl if her mum was in the cafe just up from the play area and the little girl said yes (cafe was enclosed with a door, you couldn't see the play area from the cafe). I said let's go find your mum and without touching the girl led her to the cafe. I yelled "anyone know this kid" and there was a mum at a table having coffee with her friends. I politely as I could (because her kid was there) read her the riot act.
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