11 Totally Justifiable Reasons for a Mom Meltdown

Even moms get to have tantrums sometimes.

By Jeanne Sager

There are moments in every grown-up’s life when you want nothing more than to drop down on the ground and pound your fists and feet against the floor.

But seeing as moms don't want to get hauled out of the ice-cream aisle by a burly security guard who asks that we kindly never return to our favorite grocery store again, we have to handle our meltdowns with a bit more restraint.

Which doesn't mean moms can't have meltdowns. If you’re raising small people, you have every right to break down when any of the following situations occur!

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Just Eat Already

There are no frozen waffles, breakfast bars, cereal or any other ready-to-go breakfast left in the house. You actually have to cook something. And you have a better chance of winning the lottery than actually getting them to eat it.

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The Dreaded Call

The school just called. Some pipes burst, and there will be no school for a week.

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Color War

The green cup your kids fight over every single night cracked clean in half in the dishwasher. They're all going to have to drink out of yellow, blue, and red cups tonight.

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Bye-Bye Eardrums

You've misplaced your earplugs and the kid. noise. will. not. stop.

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Tortured by the Bell

The baby just fell asleep for the first time in 26 hours (or so it seems), and the doorbell rings. They want to sell you magazines you won't be able to read for another 18 years.

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Cruel Irony

Your 5-year-old is crying because he's on a hygiene strike and doesn't want to take a shower. You haven't been able to take a shower in two days.

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Dinner Strike

You brought home pizza. Suddenly no one in the house likes pizza.

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Oh No She Didn’t

Your (childless) best friend sent your toddler a birthday card, and she filled the envelope with glitter.

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Sticky Situation

The waitress just handed your toddler an entire bottle of maple syrup with the lid wide open.

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Vegetable Tales

Someone informed your kids that broccoli is not, in fact, a special candy that you have procured just for them through a deal with the magical fairies.

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