Thursday, October 11, 2012

Helicopter Parents UNITE!

I wanted to tell you about a great new TV show that I watched last night but I can't.  I have to re-watch Nashville for a few reasons.  1.) iKeith wasn't home to watch it with me.  He was working late on a deadline.  IT'S APP SEASON, BABY! 2.) I cried through most of it.

There's been a lot of sadness in Colorado this week.  Friday morning, a 10 year old girl left for school and disappeared.  I've been watching twitter and facebook and the news like a hawk each time there is a press conference.  I've held my kids tighter and watched them closer.

Last night, they found a body. 

I considered sleeping in my kids' room last night.  Unwilling to let them out of my sight. Tears in my eyes and a heavy heart.  I tossed and turned until Keith finally came home.  I was uneasy until my family was all under one roof.

And now I sit here, coffee in hand....awaiting the 6:30am press conference.  My heart hurts for Jessica's parents and family.  I'm sure they didn't sleep at all and won't for awhile.

Please, if you can...say a prayer for Jessica Ridgeway's family today.  Keep them in your thoughts.

And hold your kids a little tighter.

If you need me, I'll be sitting in the lobby of my kids' school.

Helicopter parents UNITE!

Update:  Westminster PD will not confirm that the body they found last night is the body of Jessica.  They are still searching.  I'm feeling very uneasy.  


  1. So very sad. Here's to hovering!!!

  2. I have been following this story, and it just breaks my heart! I am definitely a helicopter parent, and I am an Asian parent (Tiger Mom), too!!!

  3. Awful so so soooooo awful. I'm one of those helicopter moms too. I get the "looks" when i say they aren't allowed to stay the night with friends, the "looks" when i say come to our house for a playdate, she can't go with you alone. Oh well because it's piece of mind for us, we know where our littles are. I'm sure when they hit about 9 or 10 it might be more of a problem, but for now I'm going to relish in three time that i know pretty darn near every moment of their day. Prayers for Jessica & her family.

  4. Oh no. I hadn't heard they found her. How awful.

    I feel you on the helicopter thing. I totally am that lady.

  5. I've never been a helicopter parent, but am considering giving it a try ever since Jessica Ridgeway. We're discussing getting a chip implanted in her arm. JK. Sorta.

  6. Can you hear me?? Sorry, it's the sound of my rudders...or whatever they're called....they're really loud but I don't care!!

  7. Ugh so so awful when something like this happens. Sad that you really have to be always watching that closely but yea you do.


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