Nowell - posted on 06/14/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
A few months ago my 2 year old apparently learned how to unlock the front door while I was using the bathroom. Long story short I came out of the bathroom to find my front door wide open and my neighbor standing there holding my son's hand. She explained that she had pulled up and found my son standing in the parking spaces trying to open up my car door. It took everything I could not to cry and freak out. She said she understood and told me her daughter had just learned the same thing and it was not that big of a deal. However we installed chain locks high up on the door to prevent this from happening again. The problem is I overheard my neighbor telling someone today what had happened and saying "I can't believe she let that even happen." and the words "Bad mom" came up. I already have a hard time turning my back on my son for even a second now. How do I get over this guilt and give him independence to learn and grow without mommy walking on his heels?