I worry about my kids! I think moms were meant to worry… We worry about our kids like a lot! I think this is a normal part of motherhood. Do you worry about your kids?
Life Unedited #33
I worry About My Kids
I know this probably doesn’t shock you, but I really worry about my kids. These worries aren’t the normal worries that we face like oh man I hope he remembers to do his homework. These are the huge worries like “Am I doing enough?” “Am I a good enough example to them?” “Am I teaching them enough?”
As parents, we are our kids biggest influence. They are always watching us whether we want them to our not.
My Worry Tonight
Tonight I worry about my oldest. Not because he is a bad kid. In fact, he is a great kid. He is kind he is loving and he is loyal to a fault. But today I am worried about him more than normal.
You see tomorrow at 3:25 pm he will find out if he can stay in the baseball PE class. I know this doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but to him, this is a huge deal because his Freshman Baseball Season sort of is riding on him staying in that class. You see in Texas sports are crazy! They are competitive and everyone starts playing I swear in the womb. Moms and Dads dedicate their lives to giving their child every advantage that they can down here. So, Colby staying in this PE class means he has a shot to make the High School baseball team in the Spring. If he doesn’t make the class he is fighting an even bigger uphill battle.
Why I Worry About My Kids Tonight
I worry about him because he started school when he was 4. He was smart and he was ready. But I didn’t even contemplate that he would be one of the youngest trying to fight for a spot on the school team. Never did it cross my mind that he would be 4’ 11” as a Freshman competing against kids that are over 6 feet tall.
I worry that if Colby doesn’t make the team that he will feel like his world is crashing down on him. I worry that he and his friends won’t be as close to him anymore because they make the team and he doesn’t.
Tonight I lay here just praying and worrying. Praying that coaches can see past his size and give him a fighting chance based on his skill and his heart for the game. At the same time, I worry about what to say if the outcome is not what we are hoping.
I know people will say I worry about too many things. But here’s the thing, it is my job to worry! Even if it means worrying about things I can’t change.
Do you worry about your kids even when it comes to things you can’t change?
What is your biggest worry for your kids?
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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!