Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yes, there was a meltdown

We all knew there would be some residual effects from last week's fun-for-everyone. Sure enough, there was a pretty big meltdown in the car today.

The culprit is a lovely gal. She was showing signs of fatigue yesterday. Everyone could tell her tone was getting snappy and sassy. She did not sleep well last night, which just added to the existing crankiness. Today, as we all arrived at the library, the pudding hit the fan.

She. melted. down.

She cried. She went on a five minute rant about how no one appreciates her. She bemoaned how tired and sick she feels and yet still had to come to the stupid library for everyone else.

She cried some more.

She ranted some more.

And then she put the car into "park" and told everyone to go inside before they missed the ventriloquist show. ;)

*sigh*

Guess I better start thinking through how I'm going to make repairs for my behavior.

21 comments:

CherubMamma said...

You don't know me IRL - but man, I love you!!

Barb G said...

(((((Christine))))))

Can you forgive me for laughing?

:-)

Lisa said...

Oh, how I love this post! Makes me feel validated a bit except I do this at least once a day ;o) Keep on keeping on.....

Mommy Linda's said...

Oh my! I did something similar this morning! My son was a little off, so he changed his mind about what he wanted for breakfast while I was cooking the first thing. Instead of cheerfully, but firmly, taking care of the "Big Feelings", I stomped around the kitchen, putting things down a little too hard, and ranting about how I can't stand the way he changes his mind all the time.

The pressure to be the perfect parent of traumatized kids is just too much sometimes.

Lindsay Mama to Nine said...

You could give em all a quarter....I here that bribe works splendidly....love you!

Diana said...

*sigh* is right. Sometimes that's all we can do. Love you TONS, my friend! I didn't sleep very well last night either. My brain wouldn't shut off! Hope the rest of the day is going better than it started.

Christine said...

Lindsay, thank goodness I did not read about that before today. Otherwise, they'd have all been offering to pay ME off! LOL

And I would've taken their money, dang it! ;-)

myleftbehind said...

Serioulsy, why should they get all the good meltdowns? In my house, I can beat any kid-sized meltdown!

Colleen said...

Earlier this week in the car a meltdown started:
Then my dd said to me " did you take your stay calm medicine this morning?"
YES! I said
"Its not working." She informed me.

:)

Seven From Heaven said...

Your awesome Christine! You made my day.

Last Mom said...

So been there. Not as much as my husband, though. :-)

Becky said...

"Mama said there'd be days like this ..."

Hugs to you and hopes for a peaceful evening <3

Brenda said...

Time in.... Stay close to me for awhile Christine until you are feeling safe enough to go play

stellarparenting.com said...

you can blame it all on the heat like I did when I had tonight's hissy fit. Tomorrow is a new day for Mama's too.

MommytoAJ3 said...

Loved this post. Laughed at this post. Felt a little validated and convicted by this post. :)

Christine said...

Brenda - "like"

Khiarra said...

Wow, this post makes me feel so much more human, as opposed to the super-monster mother from hell!

How I wish I had more resources when my daughter came home 15 years ago. There are amazing similarities between all the families I've met who have adopted from Haiti, especially the "entitlement-itis" syndrome! Best of luck to you as your children grow.

fayjeri said...

so good to know that I'm not the only one!

Raindancer said...

I say if they are going to melt anyway -- we might as well show them how to do it correctly!
{{ hugs }}
Amy

Trauma Mama said...

This post made me laugh out loud. We are not perfect. We are parents. Love you!

Bryna said...

I am SO THERE right now. This morning I was a royal you-know-what to my family. The silver lining? I get to model for my foster kids how to right a wrong by making a real amends to them. And that seems to be paying off since I've become more deliberate about it - I'm noticing our older boy apologizing for his behavior without being asked to on a regular basis. And THAT is a miracle indeed.