Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Do I Hover? (PYHO)
Fast forward to Saturday, when we went to a neighborhood backyard party. There was music, a trampoline and a huge play place, complete with slide, rock wall and see saw.
It was kid heaven and Toph immediately wanted to play. He was the youngest kid there and I didn't feel right about just turning him loose. So, I stayed with him. I guided him up the ladders, I caught him at the end of the slide, I hoisted him up on the trampoline.
At one point, I looked around and found I was the only parent not visiting. I was the only parent at the play place. I was the only one keeping a careful eye on her kid.
At the time, I kind of got worried, thinking that they would think my son is "chiflado" (spoiled) and that I didn't trust the play equipment. I was worried about their opinion of me, like maybe I was using Toph as an excuse not to socialize. At one point I did yearn to go and visit, to work the crowd, but the thought of my kid falling off the play place had a sort of magnetic pull on me.
So, I stayed. We played. I watched. He had fun. Maybe I hovered. I don't care.
What do think? Am I displaying characteristics of a helicopter in the making?
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