get frustrated with your kid and snap at them or raise your voice..
And then feel like a total smurfing douche bag?
DD is only 13 months old and I KNOW she's a baby, babies are curious.
But today I was in a hurry trying to get ready and she was in the bathroom with me.
She's got an obsession with the toilet and she kept flushing it.
Finally she quit and was playing with her toy. I turn around to brush my teeth and the next thing I know she's elbow deep in the toilet.
I yelled "oh my god, no mia NO!"
She got scared and cried like I had hurt her or something.
If you can learn to be mindful now than it will help you get into good habits before things get a bit more difficult. Learning to respond rather than react, to see the needs behind their behaviours and support them (rather than just punishing).. they're very good things to practice doing now so it's natural when things can be more trying later in toddlerhood (and beyond).
I've been getting snappy with my girls lately. They won't be doing anything wrong, just kids being kids, but I get so angry at them. I usually have to go lock myself in my room because I feel like smurf afterwards. I apologize to them and they say "I'm sorry I make you mad all the time". Things in my life are getting stressful and I end up taking it out on them. I even snap at my husband over everything. I've just been a complete mess!