11 Ordinary Things That Make Moms Quake in Their Boots

fearI used to love summer vacation. What kid doesn't? And then I had a kid and I realized that moms fear some of the very things their kids adore ... some of the very ordinary things WE used to love (or at least tolerate). Now summer vacation means two months of having to pay babysitters, juggle camp schedules, and ward off the "I'm bored"s.

Yes, I fear summer vacation much the same way I fear too much quiet and the question why. Because that old cliche about how everything changes after you have kids is absolutely true!

Things that never made you bat an eye and things you thought were peachy keen suddenly become things you FEAR when you become a parent.


And it's not just summer vacation. Behold the crazy things moms fear because, well, we're moms!

What do you fear now that you're a parent that never bothered you before?


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