13 Ways I’m (Maybe) An Overprotective Mommy


I titled this (maybe) overprotective because, well, I think I’m very reasonable! But here are thirteen reasons I’ve been accused of being overprotective in the past… (And for those who might not know, I have a 4-year old, a 3-year old, and I’m pregnant with our third.)

  1. I skip over anything even remotely scary on movies… and I’m talking Disney movies here.
  2. I don’t let my kids ride on 4-wheelers with their uncle.
  3. I don’t let my kids drink soda.
  4. I expect my kids to wear shoes when they go outside. (except on the beach)
  5. I still cut my 4-year old’s grapes in half.
  6. I threw a huge fit when someone suggested my 25 lb but not yet 1-year old baby could be turned forward-facing.
  7. I don’t let my kids ride on riding mowers… even with grandparents.
  8. I still water down my kids’ juice.
  9. I don’t let my kids chew gum.
  10. My gigantic 4-year old son is still in a 5-pt harness car seat and I like it that way.
  11. I really like cribs and bed-rails for as long as possible.
  12. I also really prefer skid-proof socks.
  13. I don’t let my kids watch any network or cable TV, play hand-held video games, or do anything on the internet.

Do I seem unreasonable to you?
What Mommy-decisions have made people call you “overprotective”?
I’d love to hear!
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