Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Mama Meltdown

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It happens to the best of us. We just have to get out the door, finish a load of laundry, send one last email or catch our breath for one second when our kids decide that this is the perfect time to freak the F out. So what's a mama to do? For most of us (The BadAssMama included), the typical answer is to match their freakout with a mama meltdown of our own. But, nine times out of ten this only serves to escalate the situation. So, what's a mama to do? Here are a few suggestions:

10. Lock yourself in the bathroom with your favorite magazine. Tell the kids "I can't hear you!" When they bang on the door

9. Break out into song. Ideally accompanied by full choreography

8. Refuse to respond in anything above a whisper. In a language that they don't understand

7. Pray. Loudly. For the strength to deal with your crazy ass children

6. Start mumbling something about fishsticks as you slowly back out of the room 

5. Transform into the Tickle Monster and take your frustrations out in a more loving, yet equally punishing way

4. Remind your children that you love them even when they're not being good listeners. Repeat until you actually believe it

3. Imagine yourself on a warm sandy beach with a fruity drink in one hand and a good book in the other. A beach with no children...

2. Put on your coat and say goodbye as you open the front door (nothing wrong with a little motivation)

1. When all else fails, there's always wine
Anonymous said...

Perfect ;)

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