How much do you do for everyone else?
A lot, yes?
But you say, that’s the nature of being a mom. You’re always doing stuff for everyone else and then there’s no time for yourself.
Ok, blunt question.
Do you struggle with anger and anxiety?
“Hangry” is a REAL thing. So is the “witching hour”.
Not only have we all seen a child throw themselves on the floor or stomp off for what seems like the silliest, most minute things but we ourselves, have been known to fly off the handle (or as I like to say “flip our lid”) over something so small and trivial.
Then we hear that voice in our head say to us “What the bejeezus just happened? Why did you yell about that?!”.
I will tell you why…because someone in that scenario was feeling out of whack and lost their cool.
Do you secretly watch those “memories” videos, photos, or old posts that pop up on your phone?
If you don’t do it in secret, then you probably don’t have a moody tween or teen in your home currently.
I miss those days. Currently, I have two kids on the verge of becoming teens and both are flexing their “attitude muscles” every-single-day!
It’s 2pm on a Sunday. My phone rings.
It’s my daughter. Hmmmm…this is her week at her dad’s house. I wonder why she is calling?
I pick it up and see her on the other end with her angry eyes, arms crossed, ready to fire off about some major injustice happening.
Sigh. This is not the position I want to be in.
It’s 6:30am and already, every task is causing a tantrum.
“We have nothing I want to eat!”
“Bud. Its Ok, just pick something else.”
“No! I don’t want anything else.”
My 6-year-old son and I stand in the kitchen. We’re the only ones up. I look at the ceiling wiling my husband to get out of bed above me.
Middle school was complete hell.
When my daughter entered sixth grade this year, I was terrified.
I didn’t want her to think it was her fault that other people were mean to her. I wanted her to know how to confront problems and the typical, stupid ways that people would react.
Ways that had nothing to do with her.
Girl drama is one of those things.