Recipe for a Meltdown

Today I thought I’d share one of my most commonly used recipes. The one for a meltdown. For Mom.

First, you take a Monday.

Add in one husband who is in career crisis mode and one wife who is pretty miserable at work this year.

Stir in a D grade on a homework assignment that wasn’t shown to the parent until 5 minutes before the bus leaves.

Sprinkle in a son who would rather have Dad or Grandma go on the field trip with him…and tells you so.

Mix all that together until tears form.

Next, fold in a husband who leaves without saying goodbye because the wife is upstairs crying so the kids don’t see.

Let that sit for about 10 minutes until tears dry up.

Now add in a pinch of two little kids who would rather watch TV than get ready for school.

Next, sprinkle in your morning cup of coffee. Oh wait. THERE IS NO COFFEE!!!

Stir in sad feelings about the fact that your daughter doesn’t really fit in and all of the things she will miss out in life. You can do that while you workout and watch an old episode of Felicity in which she and her mother bond over college.

Now add in a torrent of tears. Whisk all of them in. This may take 4-5 hours to reach the correct consistency.

Now sit back and enjoy the perfect meltdown!


10 responses to “Recipe for a Meltdown

  1. We need to get together. I have my own recipe for a meltdown that happened yesterday too. Ingredients are 1 clueless husband + 1 child going through very tough issue + 1 child who hates you + 1 child who wants a 2nd puppy + in-law issues! Please lets do coffee or lunch soon & compare recipes!

  2. Jennifer Archer

    Amen sister! We really do need to get out for a coffee (aka drink)…. Here’s to mommy melt downs (now tell me you are clinking mugs with me “virtually”, and that you DID re- stock your coffee!)

  3. You forgot the part about sharing it with family and friends to help you with the clean up. hugs!

  4. Oh, boy! If we all get together and blend our recipes, what a feast we’d have! Is there something in the air for all of the meltdowns to be happening at the same time?

  5. Being a wife and mom is SO hard. Add in the pressures of parenting a child with special needs, a job, a house to maintain, pets to care for and we’re all super heroes just because we don’t meltdown ever single day.

  6. I think I might have made it until…. NO COFFEE !!!!
    Tommie is right. It could be every day.
    Hang in there, sweetie.

  7. I’m so glad I’m not the only mom to have temper tantrums and meltdowns. Some days it makes me feel like a really crappy mom. Then I remember that I’m just one person and can’t be expected to handle it all. Neither can you. I’m here anytime you need to kick and yell and scream and drink wine. Love you.

  8. let this be your lesson – never watch Felicity unless you’re angling for a good cry! 🙂

    I’m sorry you had such a hard day…you’re an awesome mom, wife, blogger, and more. Deep breaths and positive thoughts!

  9. There have been days when all I can do is laugh, because if I don’t, I won’t ever stop crying. Huge hugs to you.

  10. Oh, sweetheart. You need a mommy time out. I’m sending you virtual coffee (the good kind), chocolate (the good kind), and hugs.
    And yes, I know you already got some help. The good thing about virtual coffee (the good kind), chocolate (the good kind), and hugs is they keep for the next meltdown.

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