I had one of those moments today where I almost took someone’s head off.
She made a comment about my kid, and I went all “Mama Bear”.
My lips got tight. My heart started beating faster. My body went hot as the rage seared through my chest. And for one fabulous second, I imagined lashing out at her, teeth barred, claws exposed, a thunderous, snarly growl resonating from my chest. (Get the image? Not pretty, nor ladylike.)
I’m not going to put the specifics here because I want to protect the “innocent”, but suffice it to say that her comment was at the expense of my 5 year old son (whom she knows). Thankfully, he was not present, but my 2 year old was.
I wanted to rip her to shreds and leave her body in tiny, whimpering pieces, but instead I politely contradicted her and walked away.
I call that success.
After all, I’m only human.
Share with me: Have you ever had a “Mama Bear” moment? How did you handle it?