Heavy morning >> SAHM breakdown

Laura - posted on 09/23/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hey Moms,

I lost it. My 3 1/2 yr old was just being herself, but I couldn't deal with it this morning. I lost it. After she delayed and pushed back on many things, I started to scream at the wall, then sobbed for a few minutes. On the outside, my life looks so rosy: Great husband, financially secure, nice place to live, friends. But most of the time, the really hard stuff is alone and in that terrible moment where I can't keep it together. Anyway, I got it together after a few minutes, then I hugged her, said sorry for yelling. She became subdued, and got herself into the car to head to preschool. I feel so terrible about this.

Do other moms have this trouble?

Did I scare my kiddo too much? Will she bounce back okay?

How do I avoid that breakdown when I'm tired and hungry and stressed? Count to 10? Leave the room? I need to know some techniques while in that moment of extreme frustration.

Sometimes I feel like such a sorry excuse for a mom. I'm accomplished with my education and professional life prior to staying home with my kiddo. But I can't seem to feel successful as a SAHM.

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Vicky - posted on 09/23/2013

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Been there done that! We are all humans, regardless of our education, prior life, etc and we all have emotions and hot buttons...

My daughter is now 8 and I still have to control myself. I think the best thing I did when I was ready to snap when she was younger was tell her that I needed a time out (not her), and just removed myself from the situation temporarily to calm myself down. (of course make sure you can still see her...safety first).

The guilty feeling of feeling like you have crushed a little ego is difficult to deal with but you can make it through!

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