I used to live a very carefree life. I used to walk through the Ironbound in Newark like whatever. I used to hang out in the South Bronx like it was the Jersey suburbs. I traveled alone. Did whatever whenever. No fear. I can take care of myself.
Ever since my daughter, I'm like a Bizarro World version of myself. I live in this constant state of fear.
It's a million degrees today. I'm just not ready to turn on the AC. But I'm also in such fear of leaving the windows open at night. (They were open all day.) What if someone climbs into through the window?
And before you all start rolling your eyes, it happens. Rapists and pedophiles have been known to climb into open windows at night. I swear. Maybe I watch the news too much, or maybe my law enforcement friends need to stop telling me things...but it happens. It does!
Maybe I'll just turn on the AC.
I just googled it. Apparently, a lot of moms out there have the same fear. Jeez. At least it's not just me.