I have a pretty intense day job, love it, challenging, stressfull, exhausting. Some days, when I go get the kids, I have a chip on my shoulder, impatient, uncreative, and rude even in my own thoughts rude. I work from home and my kid's day care is a walk away, so when I feel "miss bitch" going to get my kids, I come up with something for them to do on their own for a bit to give me a chance to unwind. When I'm in this mood, I immediately notice my oldest (3.5) reciprocates with acting uncooperative and mischevious. (mirror mirror on the wall). I feel like it's a "something" that's causing my fowlness, like some homeopathic remedy would just release whatever it is. It's like a crick in my neck but instead it's in my emotions, but I can't figure out how to crack it to release it.
I have actually tried a 1/2 glass of wine or shot of something just to see if that would work. Sometimes it does, but it's unpredictable, so I try to avoid that route. Caffiene sometimes works, but don't want that route at 5:30 at night. It doesn't relate to my cycle, like pms, I haven't detected a pattern. I have some remedies I took for super mild post-partum depression I had with my son (my daughter is almost 1 year) and I think that occasionally has a plecebo effect, if nothing else.
Can anyone else relate and have come up with that morsel of sunshine that works to release the mood?