We’re waiting on the platform and your hand slips from mine as the train rolls into the station
We’re playing chicken by the edge of the sea and a huge wave appears and sweeps you away from me
We’re waiting for traffic lights to change and the buggy suddenly rolls from my grip out into the road
We’re having a picnic and a frigging huge pterodactyl swoops down from the sky and snatches you back to her hungry babies
Ok maybe not the last one but does anyone else constantly play out these types of scenario’s in their head? I’ll be like happily going about my day when suddenly horrific events start unfolding in my mind and my grip will tighten and I’ll pull you a little closer. Sometimes they are down right ridiculous and I’ll have to have a quiet word with myself.
You see they tell me it’s only going to get worse! That i won’t be able to sleep until i hear your key turn in the lock, that i will dread the day you get your driving license, that one day you will go away and get hideously drunk in another country and do a whole manor of unsavory things before passing out in the road (just as i did).
But i don’t want to be the mum that wraps her children in cotton wool and passes her fears onto them. So i take a step back and i let you climb that frame that’s a bit too high for my liking and i let you scoot on the quieter roads trusting you to stop at the curb.
And it’s all good little guy because you want to be a fireman when you grow up and that ain’t no job for a pansy :)
**************P.S. I have TWO books out now! You can nab them on Amazon here or in all good bookshops and supermarkets :)