Therapist: “Why do you think it took you so long to hire childcare?”
Me: “Because I clearly have anxiety issues related to control.”
Therapist: “And what is the worst that will happen if you relinquish some control to the nanny?”
Me: “I mean– the WORST that can happen? One of my kids dies on the nanny’s watch.”
Therapist: “And can we agree that is extremely unlikely to happen?”
Me (relaxing a bit): “Yes. I know. You’re right.”
Later, returning home.
Nora: “Mommy, look! [The nanny] taught me how to make a lowercase 2!”
Me: “Like…the number 2?”
Nora: “Yeah! She said there’s an uppercase regular 2 but then lowercase 2 looks like this:”
So I take it back. THIS is the worst that can happen.