Dear Mom Crying in the Bathroom

Dear Mom Crying in the Bathroom,

I know that you didn’t see your day going like this. I know you didn’t expect to be crammed in a public restroom with your kids, begging them to behave for a minute.

“Please. Please, just stop. I’m not ready to go out yet. Mommy needs to compose herself.”

I’ve been there. I think. I don’t know what proceeded the scene I walked into, but I can imagine. Some days just go wrong. Sometimes there’s a perfect storm of kids acting like kids and moms who can’t bear it for another second. Sometimes all that’s weighing on our minds and hearts finally boils over and catches us by surprise. Sometimes we get a phone call that derails all our plans for a great day.

Whatever it was for you, you’re not alone.

I wish I could have done more for you in the moments my life intertwined with yours. I was ready with a smile or an offer for a smoothie, but you didn’t come out while I was there. And when I came back a few moments later with a gift card for you to grab a drink with, the bathroom was empty. So, I’m saving that for the next mom who needs it.

For you, though, that day I sent a little extra energy your way. I hope you felt it. I hope you felt not alone.




About Annie

I am an occasionally confident, mostly comfortable woman. That hasn't always been the case, but, I have to say, it feels good to be at this place in my life now! As a mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend I hope to inspire, educate, and grow with all my readers through this blog. I embrace life and strive to find a refreshing glass of lemonade no matter how many lemons life tosses my way. I'm glad you're joining me on this journey. Cheers!
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2 Responses to Dear Mom Crying in the Bathroom

  1. kposs85 says:

    This is awesome Annie, basically just what I needed to hear today….thanks!


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