This brought tears to my eyes....I am glad to hear the womb is well protected. I am really short, so I sit really close to the steering wheel in my car, and I think about the airbag going off and crushing me more than I worry about a fall from my horse.
I never ride alone anyway, and my dad supervises my every move (including lifting my saddles, etc) I hate that people act like I am going to break. This is my second pregnancy and it's been horrid, but I feel like I am going to come home to an intervention (my mom is not happy about my riding either.)
LOL! I'm sorry BrokenWings, but that brought such vivid images to mind!
When my DIL was expecting our first (thus far only) grandchild, I felt it was good practice for me to learn to keep my mouth shut unless asked. And then you'd think I worked for a diplomat in how careful I was to answer so as not to offend. Basically I left it to what the both of them decided to do and realized it truly wasn't my business. My role is to be supportive of decisions they make and offer any careful advice if asked for. As I tell my husband, I am Switzerland.....neutral.
I believe this has led to the close relationship I have with my DIL , and children actually. I haven't agreed with all their choices, but that is not for me to decide. I raised mine my way, and that started with my pregnancy. So they are entitled to that same consideration.
We parents of adult children sometimes forget that you are an adult and although your way is different than ours, it is not wrong. Just remind yourself they do this all out of love.
And thanks for the chuckle. I can feel your exasperation.
BTW, here I am in my....not quite retired years and my elderly parents want me to stop riding because I could break a bone!
Parents are parents no matter how old their children are.