Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meet Angry Mommy

When the boys are acting up or are about to do what I know will make me fly off the handle, I try to defuse the situation by jokingly reminding them that they don't want Angry Mommy coming out. Just so you have an idea, Angry Mommy looks something like this.

I warn them about Angry Mommy but the truth is that when Angry Mommy comes around, she comes quick and without funny warnings. Angry Mommy is impatient, irrational, and has a knee-jerk reaction to situations. Oh and she runs rampant at a certain time of the month. Last night, while helping with homework, Angry Mommy paid a visit.

So why am I writing about such a terrible creature? Well, I write a lot about the wonderful days I have as a mom, and though they are far between, mommy-hood has it's down days. Yesterday afternoon was one of those wretched times. I let Angry Mommy take over even though, as she was there yelling, somewhere in the back of her head there was a sane person asking her to 'calm down for goodness sakes'!

I, Loving Mommy, feel terrible to let Angry Mommy take over. I'm wondering, does she visit your home as well? How do you make her go away? Better yet, what do you do to KEEP her away?

I'd like to thank, my friend, Sharon for depicting exactly what Angry Mommy looks like.
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Renee said...

Oh my gosh...we are so alike it's scary! I used to tell my kids the same thing..."angry mommy took over." And, actually, we began to make a game out of it..they would shout out "scared mom," angry mom," crazy mom," and I would act them out. As for the real life stuff, don't sweat it, you are human and everyone needs to release anger once in a while. It wouldn't be real life and your kids wouldn't be prepared for the real world.

Kelli W said...

Yeah that sounds a lot like my house too!

Karrie said...

You are not alone. Angry mommmy comes around here too, I like your "name" for it :)

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I never did figure that one out, but we didn't have blogs way back when I was struggling to fend off angry mommy.
Love the illustrations! ;)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I think time makes it go away. I had a lot more of those days when my oldest was little. Then as they grew I had less of my....out bursts! I would always feel horrible. I would apologize for all the screaming. Not for the reason I got mad in the first place but just for the way I handled it!

Tara said...

I love your honesty! Yes, Angry Mommy visits our home as well. :( To diffuse, I stomp into my bedroom, close the door and plop on the bed and lay quiet with my eyes clenched shut until I feel the tension leaving. I take a deep breath, apologize, explain (if necessary), and then continue on to whatever was being done before she showed up.