Living with anxiety is an incredible challenge, and when you have kids, there's an endless supply of worrisome thoughts to consume your mind.
Mom and HuffPost blogger Bunmi Laditan created a video called "Four Minutes In a Mom With Anxiety's Brain," which shows her train of thoughts at different moments throughout an average day. Some familiar thoughts include:
- "Wait, what time is it? Is the baby still sleeping? How is the baby still sleeping? ... Maybe someone broke into the house. Maybe he's halfway to Mexico. I should go check. But what if he's sleeping and I wake him up. A good mom would know what to do."
- "Time for breakfast. OK, rice cereal has anthrax in it now. Or is it cyanide? No, arsenic. I can't believe I fed him that for six months. He's probably full of tumors, just full of them. And it's my fault."
- "Oh gosh he's trying to go down the slide. Please don't fall off the structure. Should I help him or is that being a helicopter mom and crippling him for life? Maybe I should help. Or maybe he'll never learn to do anything by himself."
As Laditan wrote in the YouTube description, "Fun times (not really)."