- Daddy is at work. He is working 60 hours a week. When he is home, he's too exausted to do anything. He either needs to rest or work on school work. He is no longer cheerful at home. This saddens me to the depths of my heart.
- When your child, whom you assume is taking a nap so that you can do the millions of chores that need to be done., calls you from her room. Then, when you enter you find her bottomless with poop smeared EVERYWHERE inside her crib. Including falling out the side onto the floor. All over the rails. And, globs on the sheets. To top it off, she's smiling, as if to say she's proud of her accomplishment.
So, what ensues from such stress as listed above? Mommy Rage.
Now, I will list the symptoms of mommy rage.
- Saying curse words (not at the same time as in room with child)
- Gnashing of teeth
- Holding hands behind back so as not to strike child, who is now looking confused and pouting, not smiling.
- Slamming fists into bathroom countertops asking WHY?
- Not feeling content with just that because nothing broke, so throwing hairdryer (It didn't break, but it startled me when it came on.)
- Finally, feeling tons of guilt from acting like a maniac. Then, hugging gently and saying "Sorry. I love you. Mommy just doesn't like poop."
So, there you have it. For those of you that think that I have it all together, now you know. I struggle with moments of mommy rage. I have a feeling I'm not alone. But, I'd like to know for sure.