Sarah Morrow posted this video from her car while her kid was screaming his head off. She wrote:
This is what a mommy mental breakdown looks like...
I’m so sick of people just showing the perfect side of parenthood on social media, and today was one of the worst days I’ve had as a mom. I’m tired. Mentally and emotionally drained. Feeling like a failure of a mom. Feeling beyond clueless as to why my child has the world’s worst tantrums for no reason. Feeling guilty for yelling at him and even more guilty for wanting to crawl in a hole and stay there. Etc.
THIS is real life. THIS is the dark side of parenting they don’t tell you about in books. We are NOT perfect. Neither are our kids. We are human. We break down. We cry. We get frustrated. We lose our tempers. We need help. And at the end of the day, we are doing THE BEST WE KNOW HOW.