Hi all. It's been about a year or so since I last posted. I was wondering if any other mom's are having anxiety about taking their child to daycares because of the CT tragedies? My son just turned 2 and I have nothing but anxiety thinking, "Today may be the day some psycho tries to outdo Lanza and come in to my son's daycare." I seriously had a panic attack walking in to Target to buy groceries with him.
Tomorrow is pajama day at his school and I'm so scared that he'll die in his pajamas tomorrow. How horrible is that?!! I cant even enjoy the fact that he gets to wear pajamas anymore. :
His daycare is in a nice area, but from what I've heard, law enforcement is staying near elementary schools in our area, not daycares. The thought still crosses my mind. Sure, his daycare has a keypad to enter, but also has glass windows and doors.
The logical part of me says to not let these a holes get the best of you because that means they're winning. However, the illogical side is flipping out. These tragedies taught me to love my baby and to seriously treat my son in the best way possible so he'd remember nothing but love if something were to happen to any of us. Not that i didn't before, but you get the point. I wish it didn't take something of this magnitude to do so but hey, I'm only human.
How are any of you other mom's getting through this dark time? How do you overcome these illogical feelings? I'm hoping I'm not the only worrywart out there!
Jackson W. Holler born 12/9/10 at 7:52 a.m. He is my little miracle baby!! pPROM'ed at 23w1d and delivered at 34w