As a mom and as a person that likes to plan for everything, I'm often thinking of things that could go wrong and how I would react. I figure thinking about how I would react just in case would keep me from panicking. I don't really worry about things happening, I just realize that they might. Today was one of the first times I was glad I was mentally prepared to react.
Thinking back on it, it's not that big of a deal, but in the moment, I freaked out! My son is 9 months and he started eating table food in the past couple weeks. He started to choke at lunch today and immediately I remembered to hook my finger in his throat and pull it out. For all those times I told myself I was crazy for thinking of how I would react in bad situations...well, I'm glad I did.