Drama… for nothing
When you have an excited toddler urging you to get him faster to the playground or to the park, it is hard to focus on the list of things you had to do for the rest of the day. If you remembered to take your wallet with you, consider yourself lucky. There’s so many things that I need to take with me each time I go out with this child. I am carrying a small backup filled with all sorts of stuff, from wet tissues and snacks to clothes, bandages and even diapers.
I always wondered if all of these are really necessary? When I was a kid, my mom wasn’t having an emergency backpack for me, just in case. I was lucky enough if she would put a bandage on my scratched knees.
I think that the new generation of parents tends to when it comes to kids’ needs. We teach them from a young age that they need a bunch of stuff. I don’t think this is a good approach. We turn them into dolls, we reduce their ability to survive on their own. We introduce daily new concepts to them, without actually putting too much thought on how that would affect or influence their life, their choices.
As parents, we tell ourselves that we are doing the best we can to protect them, to provide them a safe environment, a healthy diet and so on. But doesn’t all this make them be more vulnerable? Growing up in a cocoon doesn’t improve one’s immunity system, or his ability to process information and make decision on his own. On the contrary! It’s make our kids more dependent, more needy and develops phobias that would have never existed otherwise.
While I was in the park with my kid, I let him go have fun on the slides. While I was keeping an eye on him, I tried to read some of the emails I got from work. I also needed to look for Cables Connectors Toronto, as my office was about to relocate within only a few weeks.
All of the sudden, I heard my son crying from the top of his lungs. I assumed he had fallen and got hurt. I ran to him, thinking the worse possible scenario, just to see that his cry was caused by nonsense. His hands got dirty from the sand and he did not like it. Such a drama for nothing!