—-WARNING FOR ALL PARENTS TO BE—-
Once that pregnancy test turns positive, or that process of adoption is successful, all parents are struck with this syndrome.
- It’s not curable, (although treatment is available)
- It is persistent, (with varying degrees)
- It can be overwhelming and difficult at times
- It can be branded as over-bearing or unnecessary
- It comes in a variety of forms
It’s what we like to call ‘Eye’s on the back of your head’ syndrome, or EBoH.
Now, initially you may think this only occurs during those first years when our children are babies and toddlers, trying to hoke and poke into the variety of nooks and crannies that lay waiting to be explored in your home. But, this isn’t the case.
EBoH isn’t just about physically needing eyes on a 360 degree radius, although this sounds extremely helpful to me right now- did you miss my post about my Little Lord crawling and standing, finding all things electronic, a delectable revelation on the baby’s taste buds?
EBoH extends throughout our lifetime.
‘Get that out of your mouth!’
‘Oh you need a home made outfit for that book day you never told me about, tomorrow, no bother I’ll just throw on my Victoria Beckham designer skills- (oops, wrong celeb to choose right now? Hold on- I’ll edit it after I kiss my son proudly)’ Not heard about the drama, find out here!
‘Oh, you need to be taken to the cinema now, when I also need to collect your brother or sister from sports?’
‘No you must certainly cannot attend that party which I am certain will have alcohol.’
‘You have a girlfriend/boyfriend?!’
‘Leave that bedroom door OPEN!’
‘What do you mean your staying overnight?’
‘Please don’t drink too much, give me a text when you get home safely’
‘Here’s some water, get it down you, I told you not to drink too much *sigh*’
‘You cook a chicken until the juices run clear’
‘I’ve redirected your post to your new address’
‘Ahhhh! I need to buy a hat/sharp suit! Let me see the ring!’
‘I’m too young to be a granny/granda’
‘I’m his/her granny/granda, just look at that face!’
‘This is how you swaddle/help teething/install stairgate…’
EBoH- bit of a mouthful?
It’s interesting how this condition progresses through life. It impacts every stage, milestone and monumental decision. It infiltrates our thoughts through every action we make. We called it ‘eyes on the back of your head‘ syndrome but truthfully, there’s a better name for it;
This emotion spreads into the life we protect and passes down through the generations. Even when we are gone and our children and grandchildren live on, that love remains, captured in the memories and photographs, captured in the heart.
Not such a devastating syndrome to be diagnosed with after all, huh?
Here’s a bucket- I know the odd few will be hurling at the Blabbermama mush.
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