Psycho Momma Strikes Again!
Here's a "Psyscho Momma" moment for you... Your children are playing together, laughing and having a good time (which is somewhat RARE for them), when you just can't resist the urge to referee the game they are playing. Mind you, I'm not playing... I could sit here and play on Facebook for a few minutes, minding my own business, but nope! I gotta get involved, criticize, comment, micro-manage what appeared to be a 'happy sisters' moment.
To make matters worse, I found myself yelling and even heard a rare cuss word escape my lips. (Rare in their presence anyway.) Kinda reminded me of a movie I watched recently where the character talked about 'verbal vomit.' I swear, its like the words and anger spewed out of me, and I found myself observing my own behavior and wondering, "What the heck is my problem!?"
On the plus-side, these moments seem to happen less often lately, thus leaving me with a lack of material for this blog. So, if you don't hear from me soon, count it as a good sign. Maybe my children will be playing happily in the living room without a random, sneak attack from Psycho Momma!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Where have all the Good Mom’s (Occasionally) Gone Bad been for the last few months? We can assure you, we have had our ‘Mom’s gone bad’ moments! However, we’ve either been too busy to update the blog, or maybe a bit too GOOD to have much to blog about, or more probably too BAD to want to share our latest parenting experiences! J
While there are surely mothers out there who have done or said much worse to their children, as Mom’s (and women!), we probably think much worse of our parenting skills than we deserve. If I drive through McDonald’s drive-thru more than once a week, I worry about the diet habits I am teaching my children. If I let them watch a bit too much TV, or something questionable on TV, I wonder if I am turning my children into lazy couch potatoes or corrupting them! If I send my children to school in clothes that are ripped or stained (usually because these are my child’s FAVORITE articles of clothing, and they INSIST on wearing them), I wonder what other people must think… (Do this child’s parents have no money? Do these parents not spend their money to take care of their children? Are these parents and kids living in a dirty shack?!) And if I yell at my children, I wonder what kind of mean, heartless, impatient mother I am, that I cannot keep my calm and handle all parenting situations with grace, kindness and forgiveness. How the heck do I expect them to behave and talk things out, when I become a raving lunatic on a bad day!?
All I can say is, thank God for other Moms to share this stressful, challenging, amazing, wonderful, wacky journey with! And that is what this blog is all about! We’d love to hear about your parenting challenges, and even some of your ‘Good Mom Gone Bad’ moments. And look for us on Twitter soon!