Brief but scary explosion
Some moms snap, but others don't.
Im also a volcano. Sometimes its just an little irritation but then the other times this giant explosion escapes, although brief, its quite scary. My sister is cool, calm and always in control. Ive seen her speak firmly but never snap. Its quite fascinating.
Growing up,my mom was a bit scary, like me. I remember cowering under the glare of the' angry eyes' many a time when I was young.
I have caught myself in a mirror showing those same wild angry eyes to my 3.5yr old. I mean, good grief, could I look any more ridiculous? Thats a sure fire way to get those emotions under control!
His reaction? Sometimes there is an indignant pout and a 'you are being ugly to me mommy' or there is a hug and a 'i still love you mommy, even when we fight' or sometimes there is the most heartbreaking cry and hurt little face which makes me feel like an absolute dragon. Which I suppose I am.
That's the moment we stop, he climbs on my lap, I apologise for losing my temper, I tell him I love him always, even when he is naughty, or I am cross, or we are fighting and we hug, kiss and 'make friends'