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