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Have I lost the plot or is this what being a parent feels like

(9 Posts)
timmette Tue 09-Jun-09 19:00:00

Went to pick up ds from school today and he had a massinve bump and bruise on his head - that no one had noticed and hadn't noticed him crying either so was feeling a bit over protective and hormonal (read pregnant) when some little brat tried to kick him while he walked past - I felt like kicking that boy all over the playground - yes I know I am not violent and would never do it - but I was so angry - is it normal to feel like this.

FenellaFudge Tue 09-Jun-09 19:19:26

I'd say so - if not then we can be un-normal together!

timmette Tue 09-Jun-09 19:24:28

Thanks for that it's sometimes hard to know if I am over reacting - do you think it would be ok to ask the teacher to keep an eye on ds and this kid - I am a bit worried he tried to do it when I was there and dh too.

FenellaFudge Tue 09-Jun-09 19:27:30

Yeah, mention the incident and ask her to just keep an eye to see if there is any underlying tension between the two of them.
It's probably a silly one-off though.

thisisyesterday Tue 09-Jun-09 19:34:20

yes it's normal to feel like that IMO! sometimes that protective mother instinct goes into overdrive.

would definitely talk to the school about the incident thoughh

timmette Wed 10-Jun-09 07:29:09

Thanks for the advice dh will speak to his teacher today - am much calmer now blush - but he's still my baby

PortAndLemon Wed 10-Jun-09 07:49:28

It's quite normal to feel like that.

If you actually kick the other kid across the playground then you've lost the plot.

Therein lies the distinction.

ICANDOTHAT Wed 10-Jun-09 09:13:17

Yes very normal .... many times have I fantasised about slapping my d's teacher around the face with a large, wet Cod. I've also felt like grabbing that little 'bully' by the scruff of the neck and giving them what for ..... ooooh, I feel better already and it's only 9.15 am. My dh describes me as a Lioness waiting to pounce on anyone who dares to stray too close to her babies - pregnant or not grin

timmette Wed 10-Jun-09 09:33:23

Thanks I feel more normal now - I was remarkably restrained at the time and just glared at the little brat - well aware I had taught ds no violence at all is acceptable hmm and couldn't do anything but set an example.
It just bothers me ds is 3 and this boy was about 8 and it seemed like a giant picking on a little one.
Glad to know I haven't lost the plot yet.grin

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