I am so sick of people telling me I need to stop being so overprotective. I tell NO ONE how to parent. So why do people think it's ok to criticize my parenting.
I don't want to run down the list of awards and recognition my boys have received...let's just say they have themselves together. Those awards should have our names in the fine print because we are damn good people and caring parents.
I am dealing with my children growing up and moving on as best I can, thank you very much. I don't guilt them to stay home. I have told my oldest he needs to stay home because he's only 17. I don't want him to put pressure on himself to quickly move out. I never said he could NEVER move out - not seriously anyway.
I am protective. Why is that such a bad thing? I should let my sons come and go as they please without knowing their friends or what their up to? Yeah, and then they hold up a Speedway and kill the clerk. That's when CNN asks, "And, where were the parents?"
My boys would never do that? I'm exaggerating? Well someone's kids are doing it. Maybe the reason it's not our sons is because I am protective.
I do ask ALL the questions. I even ask for friends' cell numbers. When my oldest drove with another student to a neighboring state for volunteer work, I even asked for that student's home number and parents cell number. Over protective maybe but if they were robbing a bank, I'd be able to get in touch with the other kid's parents.
If CNN ever does call, I'll tell them to shove it too.