Today I have the honor of being featured over at Mamapedia. Here’s a little snippet of what I wrote about. Make sure you follow the link to read the rest!
I nearly broke my neck as I stepped off the bottom stair because my foot did not meet the floor as expected. Instead, a size 2 tennis shoe was lying in wait. Weighed down with a laundry basket, I had no choice but to flail around and accept the reality that I was about to turn my ankle and eat some laminate flooring.
I had a Mommy Meltdown of epic proportions which included yelling, The Mad Mom Face, arm flailing, more than a few wagging fingers and a hefty dose of guilt thrown in for good measure. “Do you know what could have happened to me? I could have broken my leg!”
I felt justified in my anger considering how many times I’ve asked them to pick up their things, and yet at the same time, there was a tiny voice in my head telling me it was quite possible my reaction was a teeeeensy bit over the top. That I was, perhaps, a wee bit out of control. Then I started to cry. At least I stopped yelling, right?