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Yeah, I'm guilty of that. The awful thing is, I can hear myself saying these ridiculous things (like you, nothing outright mean, but my tone is not nice), and yet I still say them! I'm trying hard to just breathe deeply when I feel that urge starting, but lately even my breathing sounds exasperated! It comes out more like an "Argh" than a cleansing breath, and my DS can totally still tell that I'm irritated.
I'm just trying really hard to see myself from his perspective and imagine what it would feel like if someone much bigger than me, the person that I depended on for everything, acted angry, rattled the dishes a little too loudly as she put them away, shut the door a little too hard, tugged my hand a little too hard, etc. It would be scary. My sweet little DS is still innocent enough that when I act that way, he'll ask, "What you doing, mommy?" It's kind of good, because then I'm forced to answer with something like, "Oh, mommy's grumpy, but I shouldn't bang the dishes around because of it," and it puts things in perspective and makes me realize how silly I'm acting.
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