I used to be one, a paranoid mother who used sanitizer on everything and wouldn't let my son touch anything dirty. But now I'm not. Ever since he's been toddling around and touching, tasting and climbing everything, I've learned to let go a little. Sure, I won't expose him to sick children but I don't go around wiping down every surface either. Plus, he goes to daycare twice a week now, so I can't be paranoid anymore. It is what it is and I just have to hope that he doesn't get sick too often. And when he does, I take care of him and say to myself that his immune system is getting stronger.
So I'm kind of bothered by some mothers I know (most of them who SAHM by the way) who are so overprotective and paranoid that I want to smack them. They have to wipe down everything, are afraid to leave their kids with others or in childcare, are afraid of everyone that so much as sneezes in their direction, and so on.
Maybe I'm just cranky today, but what's up with that? I mean, you can't shelter your kid forever. I love my son and want to protect him but he also has to learn to fall and get up, so to speak.
Anyway, I guess this is my early FFFC, this has been a crazy week