Mommy Time Out



Last night was the first time I needed one of these in a bad way. Mike, Alex and I were all eating our supper (tacos) when Alex decided to throw his food on the floor. He was corrected for doing this. Mike even gave his little hand a pat after a few times of not listening. Alex only laughed and decided that throwing a piece of tortilla on the floor wasn't as fun as a whole handful of taco.
I was upset and decided to end the meal then and there. Mike cleaned up Alex while I tended to the mess on the floor.
(huff) the floor is finally clean. Now, I need to clean the chair. Of course I figured out that I should have cleaned the chair first because taco was falling on the floor that "I JUST CLEANED". Mike told me that he thought I should clean the chair and THEN the floor.
DUH
Didn't I just draw that conclusion in my head? I snapped at Mike and told him he wasn't helping.
As I took the highchair tray to the sink to hose off, Alex had a "pick me up" fit while tugging on my pants.
Right there...that was the moment I was done. I told Alex that I "can't deal" and asked Mike with my eyes to help me with him.
It's quite possible that you've read all of this and think I may be over-reacting. Well, I may have been. All I know is that I was stressed to the max.
I took a moment to remember to take a breath. After everything was cleaned up, I felt much better.
(Big Deep Breath)
There. Now that I've got that off my chest, life and the world can go on.
Thanks for giving me a moment.

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2 comments :

  1. i think it's okay to give yourself a time out. a time to catch your breath and regroup. it not only helps you, but alex, too.

    so many of us can relate to this.

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  2. Deep Breath! Sometimes the best thing is to walk away. We've all been there, done that. I still have these moments with my 15yo (and 19yo).

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