Written by Cathy
Oh, moms! You’ve lost the jeans. You’ve lost the Keds. And now, prepare to lose your minds. Here is something else to worry about. I was watching the Today show just last week. And an author/doctor was featured who described all of the yucky things your children might fall victim to if you fail in your vigilance. The doctor cautioned all of us moms not to let our precious children drink from the school water fountains. They should all carry their own water bottles. If their food should touch the cafeteria tray, for goodness sakes warn them to discard it immediately. No five second rule. As for shared school supplies–no way! Your child should have his own personal art materials.
I’m imagining all of the time lost on this paranoia, are you? I’m sure there is a continuum of normalcy here. Good parenting doesn’t have to demand that we are over the edge, does it? Emily shared with me that a pediatrician once confided in her that he saw his youngest child lick the handrail at Hershey Park. Now there is something to worry about!