Kids are kids.
They run, they play, they are full speed ahead, and that means that there will be bumps, bruises, scrapes, and cuts.
Being mom is a big job. Not only do you have a job to work, a house to clean, and supper to make, you have a family to care for as well.
Caring for your kids while they’re small is no simple task. You have to be there to protect them from danger, but accidents are a part of growing up. Sometimes you have to let them live and learn.
That may mean letting them run down the road even though you know they’re likely to fall and scrape their knee. It may mean letting them run through the yard barefoot even though you haven’t mowed and the bumble bees are swarming here and there. It may even mean letting them climb the fence and experiencing the pain of a splinter.
Yes, allowing children to become more independent is tough. It fact, it’s probably harder on you than it is on them, but it’s a part of life and a part of letting them grow up. All you can do is be there to monitor them, cheer them on, and comfort them when whatever they’re doing doesn’t go as planned.
When letting go results in a minor accident, it’s up to you as “mama” to kiss the boo-boos and make them feel better.
You can start with a big hug and kiss. Follow that up by gently washing their boo-boo with some soap and water. Finally, apply some basic skin salve if you have it, and bandage it if you need it. If you don’t have any salve ready, you can find out how to make your own right here!
Good luck being Dr. Mom! You can do it!