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You Know You're a Mother When: Jaywalking

You Know You're a Mother When: Jaywalking

I used to zigzag through downtown streets as cars whizzed by without a worry in the world. Now, I can't bring my heels from holding the curb during red lights — even when oncoming traffic is more than a few feet away. Usually, I wait until the light flashes for pedestrians and proceed between the lines of the crosswalk. My single friends tease me that I'm a shell of who I once was, playing it safe, wasting time in the hustle and bustle of life. But, I can't bring myself to dash any more because I am more careful — I'm a mom. And, I can't get run over because my husband hasn't figured out how to style our daughter's hair and my son sometimes wakes up and needs me in the middle of the night.

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nancita nancita 6 years
Nice to hear you have changed your ways. I wish I could say the same for the dude I saw jaywalking in the middle of a busy four-lane street last weekend — with his kid who looked to be about 4.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 6 years
better off to be a few minutes late for a meeting rather than a few minutes early for death. driver's aren't watching and they are going too fast ... it's too easy to be hit.
macgirl macgirl 6 years
I've always been fairly cautious but my husband has been hit so hard by this. Sometimes he is so overly cautious that he makes me laugh a little.
macneil macneil 6 years
Totally. I always thought my friend with children was obsessed with worrying about dying for selfish reasons until I had children and instantly realised I hadn't *really* cared about it. Now I care. And stories like Jade Goody & Natasha Richardson absolutely break my heart.
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