Seriously, I feel like my heart gets squeezed when ever there is a remote possibility of my children being injured...it's insane, really, it is! Okay, so the escalator thing? What kid doesn't enjoy a ride on an escalator? Mine live for those rides! One day, while visiting the MOA (also known as the world's biggest mall...just a mere couple hours away! Ha! Those who live close to Disney World...you got nuthin' on the MOA--well, okay, I'd trade you in a heartbeat, but we frozen folk up here need a little somethin' indoors to keep us warm!)--ah, I digress...so, we're visiting the MOA when my kids spot an escalator (insert choirs of angels...) and need a ride on it like they need air! Only thing is, this escalator has glass sides, and seriously, I think they were about 6 inches tall. So, being the freak that I am, I leave Mr. Wonderful at the bottom with the baby, and proceed to wrangle the middle three on the escalator. Great fun, right? Ha!!! Not a chance! My heart was racing and my mind was giving me my own "Horror Movie", kids falling over, me not being able to catch them...arrrrgghhhhh! Why can't I just be normal? So we ride up, then repeat the same process on the way down, where I collapse into my awaiting knight's arms, spent, exhausted, thankful we all survived the journey in one piece with no serious injury. Sigh...
And don't even get me started on ledges, railings, etc. Ugh, they're the worst...I will literally grab a fistful of kiddo clothing anytime we are anywhere near a ledge! We may be twenty feet from said ledge...but you just. never. know.
Maybe it's hereditary? My mom told me she would have irrational thoughts about someone throwing her baby's stroller over a bridge as she walked across it! Now, come on...that is crazy...I mean, really, that would never happen! However, a strong gust of wind could very possibly come up and lift that little baby laden stroller right over the edge...you know, it could happen!
So, anyway, am I the only whack-job out there? Does anyone else fear dropping a toddler onto a hot oven door if they're holding her while checking on dinner? An