This morning, I sent the kids out the door to the bus stop. I usually watch to make sure they get on the bus without any problems, but this morning I was busy taking care of the little kids. I have been stressing all morning about kidnappings, and run over accidents, etc.
I remember being ready for church about an hour before it was supposed to start. I was complaining about there being nothing to do, you know, the regular kids stuff. My mom suggested I walk the six miles to the church building to kill some time. I did too, my parents picked me up toward the end, but I walked close to 4 miles with just my (one year older than me) sister, or maybe my little brother (can't remember who I was with, but I know for sure I was there.) I was probably only about 8 years old. I felt very capable of such a task. So, I guess I am asking, am I suffocating my kids? Do I need to give them more freedom? Or is it normal to think they have been kidnapped because you didn't see them actually get on the bus?
In my defense, I think my kids are so much more kidnappable than I was.