11 – Losing your Sh*t

Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Happy Monday Mama, before we get into it, I want to let you know, I do swear of bit. And in this episode I do, but it is bleeped out. But just in case you have little ears listening in on, I just wanted to give you a heads up. Mamas Daily Dose is… “losing your, sh*t on your kid.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.

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We’ve all been there before Mama, you’re trying your best. And then something just happens and you lose it.

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So let me bring a little story to you on this Monday. A little bit ago, we’re getting ready to go and my three year old is trying to get his shoes on. And he’s in this phase where it’s like, Are these the right feet? And if I tell him, they’re the wrong feet, then he gets upset because he wants them to be the right feet. But he doesn’t want to switch them. So it’s a whole thing.

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So that’s going on…during this time, my one year old slips and falls on the stairs, busts his lip, and there is just blood everywhere. And he is screaming. And I’m trying to get the blood under control and comfort my one year old a bit. And my three year old is just screaming about his damn shoes and losing his mind over these damn shoes. So I just looked around, and I was like, “I don’t give a sh*t about your shoes.”

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And, of course, once everything calmed down, I felt bad. And you know, it’s like, we’re gonna lose our sh*t, you know, everyone only has so much patience. And it’s totally normal, that it happens.

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But I think the lesson from those situations is to take responsibility for it, for your actions, and apologize to your children. Because maybe it wasn’t the greatest situation that you yelled at them or whatever. But you can use it as a learning experience where you take responsibility and say, “Hey, dude, I’m really sorry. Mommy was really scared. I had some big feelings and I should not have taken it out on you.” Even though I really didn’t give a sh*t about his shoes at the time. But you know, it’s all a learning experience. So it’s okay if you lose your sh*t, just take some responsibility for it.

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Thanks for tuning in. I hope you have a beautiful Monday. And make sure you head on over to allyoumama.com and sign up for the newsletter to receive the shortest, most impactful newsletter just for mamas every Thursday morning. And have a great day free of Mama guilt because you deserve it.

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