I am a proud parent of two beautiful girls. If you asked my friends, they would tell you that I’m a bit overprotective. My kids might not like me much when they get older, because of that. But, I don’t really mind, they just have to deal with it. I always tell my oldest ( I so sound like my mom when I say this) I am the way I am, because I care. If I just let you do whatever you want, that would show I don’t care that much.
Remember, as you read this….these are my opinions, and you may feel differently. I just choose to not let my kids do things like what’s below.
Sometimes, I want to say to other parents….You let your kids do what?
Ride their bike to school, when it’s a couple of miles away, by themselves. (Elementary School)
I will be driving my kids to school, and I see 5 yr olds, with no parents, just riding along a pretty busy road. I would be a nervous wreck if my girls did that!!! Don’t they know FL has one of the highest kidnapping rates?
Umm, that is not such a good idea in my book!
Kids on Facebook. If they are under a certain age, they have to lie about how old they are to even get a page. Isn’t that teaching our kids to lie to get what they want??
My daughters are allowed to get a facebook page when they move out of my house, or their friends can just send messages through mine! Haha 😉
Dropping 10 yr olds off at the mall. I have literally been walking by, when a mom pulled up and let her daughter and a friend out (same age as my daughter), and said I will see you in a couple of hours. Giving them a cell phone doesn’t mean nothing bad can happen…that little piece of electronics, gives some parents a feeling of way too much security!
6 yrs old and getting highlights? Haha! I don’t like having to pay to get my own done. But, starting my daughter out that early?? Only if she has a job 😉
I understand some of you reading this, may let your kids do some of what I mentioned. I probably do some things with my kids, that others think is a bit ridiculous. You can call me out if you want, I don’t mind. So far, my girls have turned out pretty good! I must not be doing anything terribly wrong..yet. I have not hit the teenage years, so that will most likely be a different post, if I survive it! Haha!
This was a more serious post for me. Don’t think that’s happened yet. I will return to the funnies tomorrow! I have a good one twirling around in my head right now for fabulous Friday, which is almost upon us!! 🙂