• My Anxiety Makes Me A Buzzkill Parent

    3 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    “Oh no,” I whispered under my breath as we walked into the local pizza and arcade place. I saw the sign advertising free face painting from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The plan was to let the kids play on the climbing structure, get some lunch, and then try a few games so they could bring home plastic crap that would eventually end up in the trash. But there was no way to get around that long window of time with an artist slathering on non-toxic paint available to entice my kids and send my already climbing anxiety into overdrive.
    My oldest daughter saw the sign before I could distract her. “Mama! Can...
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