Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Are you a worry wart?

With all these Doctor shows like The Doctor's or The Dr. OZ show or so many more that are out there are fine to bring issues to the fore front on many issues, but they also, but they are also very contradicting.One days eggs are great for you the next they are evil, one show says red meat is an essential part of your "diet" & the other wants you to eat absolutely no red meat. For a few years now there has been a huge discussion about the pros & cons of vaccination for your kids. Do you wake your infant up to feed them? How often do they have to have bowel movements each day, when do you start them on solid foods, even rice cereal? How many minutes of tummy time is needed each day? Do I have to have all the "gadgets" that they make for babies now a days? is my child happy enough? Am I paying enough attention to my child? I can't leave my infant cry for one moment or I will ruin his/her life & they will hate me forever. I have so much to do work, supper, take care of kids, keep up the house, plan elaborate birthday parties, be my child(s) best friend & parent, have some me time, have one -on - one time with my significant other, I have TPA meetings, children's sports to attend, grocery shopping & so much more.......We have to realize we are not super moms! let's face it there are a lot of things to worry about in life, but at what point do you says enough is enough worrying?

Worrying doesn't apply to just a certain type of person, it applies to everyone. What makes each person different is how much you let worrying affect your everyday life, yes I said affect. I for one know that sometimes I worry just to worry , as my family would say. But I call it being preventative, being cautious, or just thinking ahead. Even then I can admit that sometimes my worrying is not necessary.

Earlier this month I seen this on Facebook & thought it said it very well. I don't know where it originated from or I would give credit where credit is due.....

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930's, 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and Early 80's !!! First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine ...bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a van - loose - was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren't overweight because...... YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem . You did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Local teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
So I ask you - are you a worry wart? when is enough worrying?

One last thing I would like to leave you with is this quote I seen a few years ago, and I like to TRY to remember - "I'm not perfect, I'm myself." I think this should sum it up for everyone. Don't worry about everything that has to be done, & focus on what really needs to be done.

1 comment:

  1. This is SO true!! Thanks for the reminder, Heather!


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