Today’s question is: Why does excessive giggling make me mad?
Background: I love to hear my kids laugh, seriously, I do. However, sometimes when we are traveling long distances in the car it makes me mad. It makes no sense that I get so irritated with the laughing, but I do.
Today for instance, the kids were all in the second row of the car together (I hardly ever let them travel in the same row, normally one has to sit in the back row). They were laughing and giggling and having a gay old time. I was not irritated like I get sometimes because I am trying.
I had to run something up to someone’s door real fast and I stopped the car, with the kids giggling away, and jumped out and ran up to the door to drop off my item. When I got back? My boy was crying, hysterical.
I know what happened, it’s always the same when the giggling turns into crying, someone when too far. Someone didn’t listen through the giggling and just kept it up until it turned into tears.
It happens often.
It’s exactly why the giggling irritates me.
Sometimes, if I need to concentrate on getting us somewhere and there is excessive giggling I start yelling at them to stop. Lately whenever I do that my middle girl will say:
“Mom, we’re just kids and were just laughing, why are you yelling at us?”
Shuts me up every time.
I need to remember to breath through their giggling episodes and just let it go, they are kids and they are just having fun……even if it ends up in tears sometimes.