I had a problem today, a parenting issue and to be honest it put me in a foul mood! It was one of those moods where I was like, crap, now I’m not fit to “people.” This was frustrating because on my agenda for this afternoon I planned to catch up on messages from earlier in the day. Messages that I wanted to be my normal self for, not some warped crazy-mom brain-fried version of me.
I questioned how I handled the situation with my son but I know better than to internalize the feelings. I internalized things for many many years and it did me no good. I brought it to a large moms group and laid out my issue... okay alongside a video of me stress eating celery because even when feeling crazy and annoyed I maintain an element of humor 😜 at any rate, I had many moms commiserate with me, share similar stories, give suggestions, validate my actions. Within an hour I was over it and when my son came downstairs from quiet time we hugged it out and discussed the issue more calmly than we’d managed earlier in the day.
No matter the scenario, there’s someone out there that shares your problem. My advice? Find them and guide yourself to a more productive, happier path ❤️