Overprotective or safe???
I like to think of it as being a good safe mom! ... I still wait at the bus stop with my children in the AM and wait for them in the PM when they get home from school... my oldest is 10 and people say that I am crazy (our house is only 1 house from the bus stop) ... but you never know who can lurk out there!
Also I will never and have never had a baby sitter ... they just scare me!