At what age did it stop

being ok to meltdown in public. I was in Homegoods the other day, and a baby was crying. I don’t remember the last time I was in a store when a baby wasn’t crying. There are different levels of crying and this was the full-on screaming, piercing, nails-on-a-chalkboard kind of crying. You know the one. Children are feeling a kind of way, and they’re expressing it. Right on, totally acceptable. Adulting is not expressing. Keep that s#!t locked up and lock it up tight. Cry if you must, but make it in the privacy of your own home, preferably when no one else is around. How do you time when you’re going to be having a crisis that warrants a release of tears, exactly? I went through a phase where I had a lot going on and I just cried wherever I was, when I had to. Car, grocery, Target, before, during, and after yoga-wherever. I really didn’t care. You know what? No one was really bothered with me and that was perfect. Next time you’re feeling like you need to cry, I say, go right ahead. Although, I might skip the full-on screaming and throwing yourself on the floor for now, as that’s probably too much expressing. We need to ease into this thing.

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