Another confession here…I may have recently lost my cool when I thought my younger daughter was having an issue at school.
OK, I may also have a tendency to overreact in general. Especially if it involves my kids and their well-being.
I have lost count how many times I have indeed lost it over the years as a mom.
See I am well versed in the notion that I am my kids’ best advocate.
Since I am just that, I have found myself on more than one occasion having to go to bat for them. Subsequently, I may have erupted like similar to Mount St. Helens Volcano on a bad day.
Because the fight reaction is strong when I perceive my kids being in need of protecting.
But sometimes, I might go overboard. I may not be proud of it. But still for the sake of my kids, I would do whatever it takes to make sure that nothing harms or hurts them ever.
Here are my own mom’s 10 losing your cool steps…
1. Sense a disturbance in the mom force field.
All could be going fine on any given day. But just like that as a mom, you will be able to sense when something isn’t right. Then it is on for this mom on a mission.
2. Go into panic mode.
Once something is wrong, commence mom panic mode. See it is that simple, because once something is found to be amiss, panicking is just second nature.
3. Immediately call, email, text or send smoke signals.
After panicking has occurred, the next phase is to take action. This can be in the form of phone call(s), emails, texts or any way that you can to make contact with others who may be able to come to your aid or at the very least attempt to calm your nerves.
4. Have your heart in your throat.
While fielding the first 3 steps, my heart with invariably be lodged in my throat making it that much more difficult to see clearly during the situation at hand.
5. Obsess, obsess, and obsess some more.
As if panicking and more from above isn’t enough, I will most likely continue to obsess over the finer details of the problem at hand. Why? Because I simply can.
6. Cry for no reason.
This one can get activated easily. Because as upset and annoyed as I may be, tears seem to inevitably occur, because the aforementioned lump in my throat needs to find its way out of me.
7. Do whatever possible to get to the bottom of it.
Through it all though, I am indeed a mom on a mission. So, when all else may fail, I will still perservere and survive. Therefore, I will handle the problem at hand, making good for my kids.
8. See the error of your overreacting ways.
The situation was handled. However, I am able for a short period of time to see that I may have slightly overreacted.
9. Cooler mom heads prevail finally.
The mom storm is over. Therefore, I now am calm and collected for another day.
10. Rinse, repeat, lather…
Lets do it again soon!
There you have it a mom confession of mega proportions from this mom today.
Now, have a laugh from The Goldberg’s mom, Beverly, who is the ultimate mom at losing her cool for her kids’ sakes:
Moms, let me know I am not alone in the comments on losing your cool when you may think your kid may need protecting.