I’ve already admitted that I am something of a helicopter parent. What can I say? I have a morbid thought process. My brain just naturally identifies all means of possible trauma or bodily injury in everyday situations and I feel I’d be remiss as a parent if I didn’t alert my kids to choking hazards or the potential for accidents that may result in blood loss.
I realize I can’t keep my kids locked in a carpeted room with covered outlets, wearing flame retardant clothing, to play with soft blocks, (Believe me. I tried. My husband really put his foot down on this one.) but that doesn’t mean that I won’t continue to wince, cringe, and suppress the urge to crow “Danger!” when my children do something outside of my comfort zone.
Here are 10 dangerous things that I allow my children to do even though it requires me to take blood pressure medication:
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