The worst place in public for a mom to cry probably has to be at a kids play place. It’s even worse when there’s not a clear reason for it. I found this out firsthand this morning. I just burst into tears and couldn’t stop it. Why I was crying is really not important but here’s what I found out from this.
Moms are helpers so it doesn’t matter than they don’t know you. They’re coming over to see how they can help. It might be even better that they don’t know you so there’s no judgment or hesitancy on their part to reach out.
From my perspective, I’m the mom so I can’t cry. I called a friend and my husband but I just couldn’t get myself together and had to go outside in my car. You don’t want to have your child seeing you cry from an emotional reason. Pain they understand but mommy’s sad? Not as easy.
Maybe it’s okay to cry sometimes. I have no idea about what the other moms thought I was crying about but I hope they didn’t think less of me for it. I hope they had a little sympathy for another mom who was having a hard day.
The bonus in this is that after you do cry, there’s a lot to smile about at a play place. Watching children always makes me smile and they’re having a great time playing.
Was I wrong in this? Where’ do you think the worst place to cry and where have you broken down at?