A few weeks ago my little girl suddenly went, well, evil… With a cute little grin and a sweet little laugh she will commit acts of naughtiness, completley ignoring me as I tell her to stop!

And now the temper tantrums from hell have arrived.

Leaving home to go to the park – meltdown.

Leaving the park to come home – meltdown.

Getting in the bath – meltdown.

Getting out of the bath – meltdown.

Getting in the Coles trolley – meltdown.

Getting out of the Coles trolley – meltdown.

Having her arching her back in the car so I have to pin her down with one hand and get a seatbelt done up with the other? Oh what fun…

So yesterday after meltdown number 4653 of the day (nappy change) Hubby arrives home. In the filthiest state he has ever come home in ( and he has been to rubbish tip fires with CFA and had sewarage spilled all over him at work so this is saying something).

Does he strip off outside and bring his gear in the laundry door? NO – he strips off in the loungeroom so spreads muck all over.

I looked at my red faced tantrumming child.

I looked at the sheer mess he had created.

I had a mummy meltdown….Having finished my own little temper tantrum I formally advised him I was on strike and slammed our bedroom door.

After a quiet hour of reading (something that has not happened in nearly 3 years) I suddenly realised how suspiciously quiet everything was.

Heart in mouth I crept out to have a look…

One freshly bathed munchkin curled up good as gold on Daddy’s lap, cleaned up loungeroom, washing machine on and tea in the oven. He even served up AND did the dishes!

I am going to meltdown more often!

Posted by katelt, 26th November 2013

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  • I’m so glad your hubby did what was needed and realised you needed a hand.


  • Haha maybe you should!! That is so awesome that he fully stepped up and helped you though instead of having a go at you or something. YAY!!! Haha, bring on the “mummy melt-downs”!!! I know when I’m at my wits end, my partner really likes to help me out heaps too…


  • sudennly went well well


  • I think we all need to meltdown sometimes, we get taken for granted, I am about to have a meltdown with my two sons who are 26 and they do nothing, I am sick of their bedrooms looking like rubbish tips and when I put their washing on their beds they place it on the floor, I go to a lot of effort to wash, iron, etc and they do not even have the consideration to hang things up for me, so I think melt down and strike time, if I stop food shopping and cooking I think they will notice within hours!!


  • I wish this would happen in my home lucky you go on strike more often your lucky you have a nice man


  • Sometimes we mummies our in need of a melt down too.


  • It sounds as though it just needed to happen… I might have a meltdown to so i can just relax for a bit lol


  • Everyone needs a little melt downs, mostly mummies lol.


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