The word “Mommy” said by a sweet little face that can make your heart melt is the same sweet little face that can drive you to a……MELTDOWN. Let’s face it, the commercial where Stewie (Family Guy) repeats Mom, Mum, Mommy, Momma to Lois is REAL. I bet you are thinking,”How much can I take!?” Well you are not alone. I want to be the first to say that having a meltdown is normal. If mothers have one thing in common, it would be the ability to have a meltdown. I was inspired to write my book, “Sweetheart! After you have your meltdown, can you make dinner?” from, you guessed it, a MELTDOWN. Behind each family, there is a person that has to constantly plan to get things ready for the household or it will be total chaos. And for most mothers, we feel that it falls on us. Here are a couple of quick tips that I use to regain my sanity, at least until the next day:
Are you tired? Declare a “Go Ask Your Father Day!” Communicate with your husband and allow him to understand what is going on. Tell him that you are overwhelmed or feel like you just simple need a mental break. Place it on the calendar as if it is a huge event.
Have you had a rough day at work? Delegate the cooking to your husband. Sure that might mean pizza or hot dogs for a couple of days. The bright side is that you can hide (or try too) in the bedroom while the kids are getting fed. 🙂
It is OK to feel overwhelmed, just know that what you are feeling happens to most mothers of not all. We go through it and try to pretend that we are simply “fine”. We have to embrace our emotions, the good and not-so-good. You are free to have your moments, and when you feel like you have it together again, smile, because you have made it through another…MELTDOWN!
D. Anne Townsend
Author of: “Sweetheart! After you have your meltdown, can you make dinner?”
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Just take a good look at your children’s faces. They are a creation of you