A mother has shared how she was left hating herself after she snapped at her young son because of an angry email she received from her boss.
Sharing her story on Kidspot, the mother explained that she was working from home but the pressures of juggling all of the responsibilities boiled over after she received an email from her boss, who told her that a client had been dissatisfied with her work.
That’s when her son walked in and she suddenly snapped.
“If you’ve ever had an email like that, you’d know your pulse rate rises and your heart sinks and your brain is working frantically to respond,” she wrote.
“And just at that moment, my kid walked into my bedroom and said with a sunshine smile, ‘Good morning, mummy’. And I snapped, ‘Oh my god, I was just trying to get some work done before you got up!’
“His little face just closed down and he silently went away. That little face will be etched in my memory, because I had done something unforgivable. The one person whose happiness mattered the most to me – and I had broken his little heart. The person I’m doing all of this for – I put my work and my boss above being a mum.”
The mom said that she made a decision to never, ever, put her son last like that again.
“Of course there will be times when I’m concentrating and I need to say, ‘I just need 10 minutes to finish this,” she expressed.
“That day reminded me that the least my kid deserved as a ‘good morning’ from the woman who’s his world – because that won’t last forever.”
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