A mama bear is defined as a lovable mother that is extremely protective of their child(ren). Nothing wrong with being a mama bear, but do you ever feel like you mama bear too hard? Like something happens and you go a little too hard and it may be uncalled for? Yeah I may have done that….
The other day my daughter was playing video games and my son came in to ask if he could play. I told him no because his sister was playing right now, but that he could in a little bit when she is done. He walked off without another word. A little later he came back to ask if his friend had text me asking if he could play. Apparently he’d ‘text’ me after my son told him he couldn’t play.
My kids both play videos games on my Xbox. All my friends know my kids play too and my son has added a few friends of his. They know not to add random people, message, or accept any random requests. We do our best to keep them safe and check regularly that they are following rules and staying safe. So when my son told his friend he couldn’t play he actually messaged me on Xbox to ask. My daughter knowing who it was replied.
I was pissed. I don’t know why it rubbed me the wrong way, but it did. How dare this kid not accept my sons no and instead message my daughter like that knowing she would feel bad and let him play. I told my son to tell his friend if he ever does that again he will be blocked from both Xbox accounts. I was having none of it. He knew my daughter was the one playing and she would feel bad and let him play.
I felt really bad about it after. Like maybe I overreacted to the situation. You have to understand this kid just got unblocked, my son blocked him a while ago for other reasons. He is relentless when it comes to wanting to play and will spam you nonstop. I just felt it was inappropriate for him to message trying to manipulate her into letting them play. My sons no should have been the end of it. So yeah maybe I did overreact, but when it comes to my kids I’ll never stop protecting them. No matter what it takes or from who.