Ever wonder why some moms out there are so happy all the time? Wonder why you’re so angry? Let’s see if this all rings a bell. You’re overworked, tired, the taxi driver, the planner, the cook, and the house cleaner. Sound familiar?
When I feel overwhelmed with everything I need to do, I get angry. My husband can tell the difference in my vibe and my kids can tell too.
So why are some moms always happy? We know they’re in the same boat as we are but they are handling life way better. Sometimes, I get down on myself because I don’t always handle things best.
I end up getting angry because I feel like I have failed. Lame.
Why Do We Snap?
The truth is, we’re tired. I snap because I have nothing left in me to give. I need sleep, I need a vacation, and I need time to regroup. All moms need this time to get it together.
I turn into an angry mom when I feel overwhelmed with all the things I need to do and feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
We all need some time to regroup or we will snap. Don’t push yourself to the last possible minute. Know your limits and work around those. I can feel when I am starting to get impatient. Instead of yelling at my kids, I try to go to my room for 10 minutes of quiet time. Basically, this is my time out.
What do you when you feel you’re losing your patience?
What If We Already Snapped?
Let’s be real here, we all snap, ok? Don’t act all high and mighty about it. It’s ok. Life happens. The way I snap is by shutting down in my room and locking the door and sometimes, I lose it with yelling.
I’m not proud of this but it happens sometimes.
The important thing is not to get angry with yourself. Learn to forgive yourself. Be the bigger person and apologize to those around you who might have been affected by the mom wrath.
I need to learn to get better at this. Apologizing to my kids will not only help them feel that I am sorry but will also show them by example that it’s ok to be wrong and it’s a good thing to say sorry.
Right at this moment, my three-year-old is throwing a tantrum because he wants to watch YouTube! Heaven help me! I said no like 500,000 times but he keeps asking me over and over.
How many times can he ask? For real? No wonder why I get angry sometimes.😡
I feel like I am about to lose my mind so I put him in his room. You do what you got to do to get your sanity back. The kid is acting like a mental case over youtube. He is only three! Ill have his siblings to thank for his obsession.
We’re going to be changing some rules around here when it comes to YouTube, that’s for sure.
What We Can Do
I think it’s important to take some time out to have a little break. Tomorrow evening, I will be going to get a much-needed pedicure. I’ve been neglecting my tootsies for far too long.
It will be a nice, relaxing night away from my kids so I can regroup. I may not want to come back home.😂
If you need some budget-friendly ideas for “me time” then have a look, here. These are all great ideas for you that are affordable and fun.
I do love my children like crazy. I would do anything for them. They drive me crazy and I love them, but I don’t have to like them all the time.
This makes me a normal human being and not a bad mom.
Now, I would like to know, what makes you angry? What makes you snap? Do you feel guilty when you snap? How do you give yourself the time you need to regroup?
Let me know in the comments!