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Neurotic mom?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Today I took my 3 boys and 7yr old nephew to see Despicable Me 2- which was an awesome movie. The sad part is that movies are just not the same for me anymore. It is almost the 1 year anniversary of the Aurora shooting and that is all I can think about at a movie theatre now. I watch the exits, I watch the people who get up during the movie, I cannot just relax and enjoy. Maybe I am being a bit neurotic? It's easy to do when you are responsible for little innocent lives- especially in this crazy unpredictable world these days. Does anyone else feel this way? Being the only adult, I used to just worry about bathroom breaks- now I worry about how I would best protect them. Moms have enough to worry about and I hope time will help with this one. Luckily- the kids do not have a worry in the world- I wish they could stay young and innocent.
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MATTEROFHEART 7/12/2013 1:41AM

    I love what CLP1978 said! Great advice! I know it is scary raising kids in the world today, but we need to enjoy every moment that we are given! God's got it all under control. We were not meant to carry the burdens of the world on our shoulders. You are such an awesome mom!

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CASTIRONLADY 7/11/2013 10:23PM

    I raised my kids in a different time. And I was much too trusting. Take every precaution to keep your kids safe and then relax. Easier said than done. God bless.

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OWL_20 7/11/2013 8:04PM

    I'm a bit the same way, we tend to stay away from large crowds anymore--not that we really went to a lot of events, anyway--but I do look around. Hubs calls it situational awareness (he was a helicopter pilot) and it's a good thing to have. So maybe not paranoid or neurotic, just ready. But that doesn't mean to live in fear, because that would take away a lot of joy in the world and life.

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TINADEE86 7/11/2013 5:22PM

    I'm right there with you!

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MRSP90X 7/11/2013 4:23PM

    Oh, I definitely understand what you mean! I don't go to movies, but I am careful about everywhere I go! There are many predators out there. I just do not like being in certain environments anymore with lots of people. I could totally relax at Camp Joy, but even at the park yesterday I just didn't like it without other people I know there. My Pastor said the other day that there will not be enough cops as people and their lawlessness are getting worse and worse. My church has quite a few cops and they say too, it really is getting worse.

Now you know how I feel with the Sikh Temple shooting that happened down the road from my church and grocery store. It is an eerie feeling. Jeffrey Dahmer used to work across the street at the chocolate factory where I went to community college, and that was really eerie for a very long time. What a wonderful city I live in!

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MSHEL7 7/11/2013 4:17PM

    I think all moms worry about things like that. I have not been to a theater since then. I guess being in Co. I feel pretty close to the situation. I would have never seen that coming before that though. Glad the little ones had a good time. My boys are old enough to know what happened and to understand it. I am not sure they would think of it when at a movie though like I would. You take care and just know you do the best you can and let God do the rest.

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CLP1978 7/11/2013 4:15PM

    There is an ad I think from Allstate running right now that states the following:
Man-eating sharks live in every ocean, but we still swim. Lighting strikes somewhere in the world, but we still play in the rain. So many things can happen. However, bad things in life can't stop us from making our lives good.
It's actually a very good commercial you should youtube it.
Anyway, I think you need to remember this. You cannot live your life in fear of what may or may not happen. This world has always been unpredictable, we just get a front row seat to every gory detail these days thanks to technology. You definitely cannot let the evil out there outweigh the good! Take a lesson from your kids and sit back and enjoy the life you are living right now. emoticon

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