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Hi, everybody. Melissa from CloudMom.com. So, we had a horrible morning today in my
house. I thought I would share it. Other moms out there who maybe have had a horrible morning,
you can share what happened to you and why and we can swap ideas for how to make things
work better. Here is what happened to us. Yesterday, my boys had a big night out with
their dad. They went to a special baseball game and they got home really, really late.
So, okay, being hopefully not a complete dingbat, I should realize that they're gonna be a little
fussy, they're gonna be a little moody, they're gonna be more having a tendency not to get
along or fight, but we got up, everybody had breakfast. Then school is about to start for
us. So I was like dead set on having them do these workbooks and they just didn't want
to do it, and my older one was sort of leading the pack and they were collapsing over their
Then I tried to get them to play the piano, huh, not happening. And so I was feeling frustrated.
They were feeling frustrated. I didn't yell, but I gave one of them a timeout for being
disrespectful. But then I was sort of like, you know what? This is a cut-your-losses day.
And I think that happens a lot as a mom. This is a cut-your-losses day. The kids are tired.
They're not at their best. They're not gonna settle down. You might have something in mind
that you think everybody should do and they might not want to do it. And you just have
to sort of get by and realize that they're just kids and they're really tired and they're
struggling with their feelings, and their growing bodies and being moody and all the
things that kids can be and it doesn't really matter. It's just one day and you don't always
have to have these goals for what you're gonna do with your kids that day and if they're
really not in the mood, I think just let it go and try the next day.
So I just bailed ship and we ended up playing board games and playing Monopoly and they're
just running around doing like not much of anything, and we pretty much just made it
through. And that, to me, is what you do when you have a bad morning because you can't fight
it. Like they're just not gonna turn it around. That's my experience anyway. So, I wanted
to ask other moms, what do you do when you have a really bad morning? Your kids are just
not at their best. They wake up on the wrong side of the bed. How do you get through it?
I'd be very interested to hear. I think it's a really tough thing especially in the long
days of summer. So please share your experiences on CloudMom.com. Thanks for watching.