It sort of inspires me to read through the blogs of women solo travelling, hiking, biking and what not. Although I haven’t been able to muster up enough courage to tell this to you but this is what has always been there at the back of my head. Don’t you remember how only one threatening from you worked magic on me “if you don’t listen to me I will never again take out on a trip”. That scared me indeed, and it still does. Not being able to go where I want, when I want, and how I want. Don’t mistake it yo be a retaliation of a new born rebel in me. It is only to tell you how much it pains to satiate your over protectiveness shielded in the vial of concern at the cost of my wishes to explore.
I am sure that I am not the only one who has to catch hold of her restless mind and feet just because her father or mother thinks “it isn’t safe”. We know you love us and considering the current scenario It’s legit enough on your part to be protective or even overprotective. But chopping the feathers of your most loved bird, only in the fear of her flying away will never make sense to me.
All we need is a little trust that we are capable and grown up enough to take care of ourselves. That is where we get our strength from, your trust. All these years you might not have realized but your little daughters have outgrown your protective oyster for good. I am a cat parent myself now and I know how much it worries to have them out of my sight but that’s the only way they can prepare for the world outside. I know at the end of the day they will come home, may be with some minor bruises. But you know how to fix that, don’t you ?