Okay, I realize that these kind of posts are tiresome, at times. But, I need to dump on my monkey-family. At this moment we have painters working on the trim around our windows. They have been working in the neighborhood for a week now. I have gotten intensely bad vibes/feelings from one of them in particular, specifically in relation to my children. I don't often get these feelings, nor do I get them as intensely as I am getting these. I have literally gotten to the point where my hands are shaking, I feel sick to my stomach and I'm about ready to cry. I have done all the things that a responsible, concerned mom would do...discreetly talk to the neighbors about being watchful, talk to all the kids in the neighborhood about staying away from the 'workers', and I will be talking to the manager who hired them and just letting her know of my (yes, I know, unfounded) concerns. My question is this: Have you ever had those kinds of feelings? A particular situation, a particular person? Am I being completely over-the-top about this? It's hard, sometimes, as a mom (or dad) to know if you are reacting appropriately or just being silly. Not that I would do anything differently, but I am curious how my reactions seem to others....whacked? Overdoing it? Dead on?
Anxious George... I need a sounding board.