Dear Snarky – I Had a Parenting Meltdown in Front of the School Principal

dear_snarky_logo-1Dear Snarky,

 Late Friday afternoon I was in Target with my children and they were driving me crazy and really behaving badly so I took both of them into the dressing room and rather loudly chewed them out. Well, as we’re leaving the dressing room stall I see their school principal also coming out. She heard the whole thing! I’m so embarrassed I don’t even want to go into the school. Should I say something to her and try to explain myself or just try to avoid her the rest of the school year.

 Signed, Mortified

Dear Mortified,

Here’s the good news. If the principal thought you were out of line or having a psychotic break than she would have immediately offered you assistance and/or called 911. The way I see it since she didn’t say anything to you at the time or has yet to reach out to you about it or even suggested your kids see the school counselor I’m going to go ahead and give you the “all clear.”

We’re parents not super heroes. Sometimes we’re going to lose it and props to you for at least taking your kids into a dressing room instead of going full cray in the frozen food aisle.  May I suggest that next time you save your parenting meltdowns for the car. That’s my go to – windows up, doors locked and I’m yelling like a lunatic.

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5 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – I Had a Parenting Meltdown in Front of the School Principal

  1. Ms. Principal says:

    The mom shouldn’t worry and the advice is spot on. If I was concerned about any problems in the family home I would have jumped in and intervened.

  2. Carla says:

    I lose my shit in the car alllllll the time! Alone, with my kid, at my kid….or husband 😄 It’s the only place I feel safe from camera phones and elephant ears.

  3. Krista D says:

    The principal probably thought, “We need more parents like that! No wonder her children are so well behaved in school!”

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