Won't let anyone drive with my son! Sooo Scared!

Sarah - posted on 02/06/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is 15 mths old and had never been in a car that hasn't been driven by either me or my husband. Due to schedule conflicts I need to start having a very close friend watch him for 6 hours a week. She has a daughter 3 months older than my son. We plan on doing a child swap. We both work at the same place and have different positions which mean almost opposite schedules. My issue is I am soooooo scared to let him in the car with anyone other than me. I'm not gonna lie I'm even nervous when my husband takes him. You read such horrible things and watch horrible things that happen on the news and it scares me to death! I trust my husband and I trust my friend but I do not trust other people! DUI, OUI, texting while driving kill innocent people, and I'm petrified to let him in anyone's car. With that being said... My friend is not going to like being locked to her house because I'm "over protective". Which I am BUT cars just scare me the most. Should I give in and hope my anxiety subsides? Not sure what I should do... Everyone acts like I'm crazy bc even the grand parents cannot drive with him. I lost my uncle to a motorcycle accident when I was younger and I was very close to him.... He passed away bc a 16 year made a simple mistake truly an accident... But bc it was a motorcycle he suffered a lot of trauma. I'm sure this has something to do with it... But I feel like I'm wrong, crazy, and making everyone be confined because of my own issues. What sld I do?

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