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Heather @ThetaMom had a great post on you-cant-put-a-price-on-a-mothers-intuition/
Here’s a quote:
” As a mother, I believe we are born with an extra sense. It’s the feeling you get when something just isn’t right. It’s when you know there may be danger ahead or your inner core screams that there has to be something more for which I feel compelled to share this with you….”
I highly recomment reading this post. It’s a GOOD one.
I had a similar experience recently. I listened to my “Mama Gut” and possibly avoided a huge disaster. I say “possibly” because I need to do that to keep my mind from dwelling on “what could have happened”. And driving myself stark raving mad. And locking my kids in a Safety Bubble.
The short story is I dropped our 4 y.o off at daycare one Monday a.m not long ago. The second I walked in to daycare, I smelled gas..BAD. Not toots. Like GAS. I quickly informed my daycare lady.
My daycare lady swore she smelled nothing and argued to the point I started second guessing myself. My Mama Gut said “leave now”. So I did with Princess Sara in tow.
A few miles down the road, I just couldn’t stand it anymore and called back to daycare and told her to get out of the house (no other kids were due to arrive for 2 hours). & call the gas company. She did. Turns out, there was a gas leak. A big one.
To the point the gas company said, “we are surprised you didn’t pass out or blow yourself up”.
Our poor daycare lady had been “in” the gas smell all weekend and was immune to it. Which explained her blazing headache. Needless to say, daycare was canceled for the rest of the day and she spent the day airing out her house.
I am proud I stuck to my guns. Even prouder I typed this whole thing w/o bawling. Listen to your intuition Mommies. It will rarely steer you wrong. Thanks for the inspiring post Heather.