I'm sans bébé but assume the worst part of parenting is the anxiety. You and/or a co-parent are wholly responsible for your child's welfare. I'd be wracked with worry, constantly paranoid that my kid would get injured, abducted, or develop a serious illness. Now that I'm slightly older, I understand why my parents kept such close tabs on me and freaked out when I didn't answer their calls. Their minds leapt to worst-case scenarios when I was always just watching movies or gossiping with friends. We couldn't get into much trouble in suburban Connecticut, but I finally appreciate their obsession with keeping me safe.
One mother recently experienced the scare of a lifetime - for what ends up was a hilariously low-stakes reason. Darian Depreta shared her story on Facebook in a post that went viral. It's received 34,000 likes and been shared 19,000 times. Parents everywhere could relate to the range of emotions experienced after noticing a strange mark on the roof of her child's mouth.