There were many things that I anticipated when having a baby girl. I knew I’d sleep less, I knew I’d be gifted with a variety of soiled diapers and I had a feeling that there would be pink, lots and lots of pink. But I did not foresee that along with the joy and happiness of being a mom, there would be a whole plethora of fear: stomach churning, nightmare producing, paranoid mind-tripping fear.
There is the fear that I wouldn’t be a “good enough” mom, fear that we won’t be able to give this precious little girl the best life we could, but those two were manageable, they were things we could control. We could read books, blogs and educate ourselves by listening to the experts and our guts. But my biggest fears? The things that she might do on her own, independent of our parental control or if she flew Kamikaze style against the winds of our guidance. But am I alone in delving into the deep end of a pool of dark thoughts of how my child could grow up and not make good choices? Hells no. We all have them – and they are especially prevalent to parents of little girls.
With the help of some other fearful parents – here are 25 things we hope our daughters never do from the mundane to the monumental.
What would you add to the list?