The Life

Is it just me???

On Memorial Day weekend our cars got broken into.  Our.  Mine and Mike’s.  And at least 4 others in my mother’s suburban neighborhood.  We were visiting family for the long weekend.  I never in my life thought that my mother’s neighborhood was unsafe.  It is not unsafe.  I lived in that house for 16 years.  The neighborhood is full of kids and pets.  Little league and ballerinas.  Young families starting out with young babies.  Older people who spend the days in their garden.  Houses don’t just get robbed there.  Cars don’t get burgalarized.  It is safe.

But I am wrong.

I hate to admit it, but nowhere feels safe.  While my family slept, someone went into my car.  Kneeled on my seat.  Ransacked my glove box.  Took my camera bag (because my hands were just too full to carry it in) and made out with my new Canon Rebel AND my Sony HD handycam.  They took my husbands IPOD right from his gym bag.   They took my neighbors Ipad, another neighbors son’s Ipod touches.  Some money.  Who knows what else they made out with that night.

I feel violated and devastated.  No one was hurt.  I thank god for that.  The things stolen can be replaced.  My pictures and videos are all backed up.  That is not the point.  A criminal has access to pictures of my daughter.  I pray he throws out the memory cards before he tries to sell them for a quick dollar.

I am uncomfortable that we live in such an unsafe world.  It is not fair that I look over my shoulder when I strap Mini in her carseat in the broad daylight in the Target parking lot.  It is not fair that I have anxiety walking to my car alone at night.  It is not fair that I look at everyone questionably, because the man that helped you cross the street just stole the Iphone out of your purse.  I feel bitter and sad that this is what the world has become.

My stolen items can be replaced.  I lost out on a lot of money and replacing them wasn’t exactly my thoughts for my next big purchase, but they can be replaced.  I learned a lesson.  You never think anything of leaving bags, diaper bags, shopping bags, etc in your car, until a thief wants to know what is in them.

Is it just me?? Am I the only one who feels as though the world is getting too unsafe?  Am I just a worrywart, anxiety ridden freak?  Am I the only one that wants to live in a castle on top of a hill with gates and police and alarm systems so I can have my babies in peace and not be scared of the world?  Tell me I’m not the only one.


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  • Reply
    Lauren Carbone
    June 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Absolutely not!! You are def not the only one!! I don’t know what this world is coming too! And to think its only getting worse! What about when our kids get older.. What about
    our kids kids.. Don’t even want to think about it! I have never experienced anxiety before having my kids… I thought I was untouchable to the world… Nothing could stop me.. I lived life everyday without a worry in the world… Never worried about consequences… Never worried about anyone else… Never had to worry about mortgages, life insurances, health insurances, prepaid college, and taxes!! Never had to look over our shoulders or lock doors! You always think those are just movies that stuff won’t happen to me or my family!! But then u wake up one morning and something changes your life forever… U realize u are not unstoppable! People do get cancer.. Loved ones are taken away from us… We don’t live in that little fantasy world on that hill!! ( wish we did) Then one day we start a family and have children and the worrying begins.. And trust me it has just begun… We worry about little things now.. Like are they breathing while there sleeping???. Did I give them the right amount of medicine?? is that rash normal?? Will they be okay without me the first day of school?? Wait.. It only gets worse as they get older… That little wheel of life starts turning and we become our mothers!!! It’s only natural to worry as a mother!!! So no u are not the only one!! Y wouldn’t u worry,u are trying to raise, love, protect, and teach the most previous thing god has given you!! So I have learned not to worry about the things going on in the outside world and worry about the things in my control!! And remember you are a wonderful mother!! And we all go through and feel what u are feeling!! As i just wrote u a book!! Lol!!!

    • Reply
      June 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      First of all. You need to write a blog. 🙂 And YES, “are they breathing while they’re sleeping”?? Is totally me!! haha. We are all good moms. Motherhood just made us nuts, thats all!

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    Nancy Gambino
    June 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Welcome to Motherhood for the rest of your life your childerns lives,your grandchildren lives and your great grandchildrens lives!

    • Reply
      June 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Oh great. Wish me luck 🙂

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    Aunt Karen and Uncle Gabe
    March 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    And as the middle class slowly shrinks, the span between rich and poor grows. The world outside becomes more and more of a threat to our personal family world. Perhaps we should have a louder say about steps to keep the middle class an important part of the type of world we want our children to thrive in.

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