Thursday, July 16, 2009

De-Stress Thursday

Is this YOU???

Has this ever been you??

(It's ok, no one is looking, so you can admit it! LOL!!)

Chances are good this HAS been you at one time or another. Or daily. Whatever! We don't judge here!! Remember - this is a happy place for everyone! So anyway, you're stressed out - big time - and you're ready to kill someone(s). Not a good idea, except in the red-hot moment. You need to blow off steam and cuss like a sailor!!! You need to jump up and down! You need to have a full-on, no-bars-held, temper tantrum!!!! I mean really, they aren't JUST for two year olds anymore!!!

It takes a bit of planning, but if you do this, you will be all set to go the next time your temper reaches Thermo-Nuclear Meltdown phase.
Go to a carpet place and get yourself a freebie carpet square. If you ask for something truly, hideously ugly and/or discontinued they'll give ya one! Act weird and they'll oblige you faster just to get rid of you - just sayin. This is your Temper Tantrum Mat!! Along with an egg timer, this is your tool for blowing off steam. Just remove yourself from the irritating situation - PEOPLE! - set the timer for one minute and have at it!!!! Jump up and down, scream, yell, cuss, declare the unfairness of it all!!!!!! Anything goes as long as you stay on the mat. Note: you cannot throw things; that breaks the rules!

BUT....when the timer goes off, you have to stop and go back to the calm, rational, responsible adult you were meant to be. Take a deep breath, re-focus and carry on! Don't you feel better now?? You.Are.Welcome!

P.S. The Bella is meeting with some talent scouts tonight. I don't know what, if anything, will come of this but if you wanted to say a little prayer for her this evening that would be great. She seems to think she will be in a "commertional" or two, and maybe do a guest shot on Yo Gabba Gabba! We shall see...

17 comments:

AliceKay said...

Hmmm.....sounds like it might work. :)

Mighty M said...

Good idea - the "temper" square. Might work well for my 3-year old too... :-)

Atlanta said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This might be a good suppliment for the Anger Tool Box I posted about that I made for my son. =) Good Idea! (I might sneak a tantrum or too in there as well) ya know, not very often cause Im so sane n' all ;)

Intense Guy said...

I think even SpongeBob SquarePants could endorse this great idea of yours.

LOL @ the "poster of the day" :)

Brandy said...

Can I have a temper room? I don't know that a square with allow for proper ventage depending on the day.

Reluctant Housewife said...

I'm meant to be a calm, rational, responsible adult?

Wow. EPIC fail :)

Cullum Family said...

temper tantrum square...hmmm...i think i am with Brandy I need a whole temper room, but i suppose this will do in a pinch... ;) as long as i can cuss like a sailor i am in...since i do that anyway! LOL...saying a prayer for the bella, whisper one for me if you think about it at about 130 i have an interview! :)

Jane In The Jungle said...

Whew you go Bella....
Hmmmm how many squares do you think they would give me....enough for all 6 of us!! We ALL need one and Big Daddy would need 2!!

Intense Guy said...

P.s., Best of Luck to the Bella!

Nina said...

Some one would need to take my kids because they would just follow me to my mat. Of course my two year old could probably teach me how to do it properly. LOL....

Janelle said...

good luck Bella!

Christina said...

Godd Luck Bella!

blueviolet said...

Bella! I hope you get just what you're looking for!

I like your little time out idea. :)

Alicia said...

i love that idea!! and today's the PERFECT day for it! i'm slowly losing my mind!! and i'm keeping my fingers crossed for tonight...hope all goes well!

Vic said...

That is awesome. Thanks for the idea it was really cute. :)

Rosie said...

ah crap, you can't throw things??? but I'm a thrower! I like that whole crash and fall thing!

If Bella get discovered, you can come and visit me in Crazytown! I mean, Tinstletown!

AliceKay said...

Good luck, Bella.