Monday’s are normally all about homeschooling. Today really in all honesty is no different. However, I felt like any homeschooling parent can relate to The Mother of All Meltdowns book review that I’m going to share with you courtesy of the authors of this book.
My Own Personal Meltdown
There are many moments when I feel like I’m going to have The Mother of All Meltdowns while I’m homeschooling my kids. They test my patience everyday at least ten times each in some form or fashion. They make me feel like I’m wasting my time trying to teach them. There are some days when I truly wonder if I’m doing the right thing even attempting to homeschool them.
I’ve literally thrown my hands up in the air and screamed like a banshee to get my kid’s attention. I’ve stomped my feet in total frustration.[egg id=”5″] I’ve had my eyes feel like they are going to literally burn out of my head in anger. I’ve pulled my hair on both sides of my head and screamed at the top of my lungs to get the kids to shut up.
ONLY to have them look at me and laugh their tail ends off LITERALLY!! They think Mommy mad is hilarious! It does break the tension. It does put us on even ground because they know that I am frustrated with them on this whole homeschooling journey we’re on. My meltdowns may not give me the total desires I’m seeking, but for some reason it does give me the chance to reign in my kids enough to get our next lesson taught and done. (No, this is NOT an everyday occurrence. It may happen more like once a month to where I’ve reached my ending point with all the stress of keeping everything going and not having everyone working with me.)
Then I take them to a local park in our area. They are given the chance to work with some adults to help create a big huge acorn for the parks art event. It wasn’t a planned event and only my boys were offered the chance to help. The boys impressed the adults working on the project with the amount of knowledge they had. The boys used explicit behavior. They made me proud to be their home school teacher and mother.
About the BOOK The Mother of All Meltdowns
So when I was given the chance to review The Mother of All Meltdowns I was super stoked. It’s a book in which 30 wonderful bloggers tell us about their own mother meltdowns that they’ve had in their lives. We all have them. We just may not all want to admit that we have them.
Mothering is not for the weak of heart. It’s not for someone who can’t juggle a world of activities in their lives. It’s definitely not for someone who isn’t prepared to go against the planned events. I also feel like it’s not for someone who can’t learn the fine art of tuning out NOISE and I mean lots of noise!!
This book reminds all of us mothers that we are far from alone on this whole mothering journey. None of us are exempt from having days, months, or even longer periods of time where we wonder what the hang we got ourselves into.
Then something they do that is super wonderful reminds us why we had our little blessings. They give us their own special unique hug, smile, or even little kiss and it brightens up our day. We hear their laughter that warms our hearts. We see them reach a new milestone in life and know we helped them get there. As a mother, I gain a lot of pride seeing them accomplish so much. I’m thrilled to see them happy.
Kids teach me just as much as I teach them. Yea, they may laugh at my meltdowns, but they also get a glimpse of what they look like when they are having their own meltdowns. Together we learn that those meltdowns are really NOT a productive way of getting what we truly want. They sure do make us feel better when we’re having them though.
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Disclosure: I was given this book in exchange for an honest blog book review. That in no way shaped my opinion of this book.