Wordless Wednesday: How my 5 Year Old Calmed My Panic Attack Yesterday #WordlessWednesday #WW
Wordless Wednesday: How my 5 Year Old Calmed My Panic Attack Yesterday #WordlessWednesday #WW

Wordless Wednesday: How my 5 Year Old Calmed My Panic Attack Yesterday #WordlessWednesday #WW

by Alicia on November 2, 2011 in New posts, Wordless Wednesday

8 Flares 8 Flares ×

Wordless Wednesday


I’ve got a lot going on right now.. like most parents and small business owners do, and I had a full on panic attack yesterday.  My blood pressure skyrocketed, my pulse was racing at over 110 bpm for hours and I didn’t know whether a green light meant stop or go for a little while there.  Don’t worry, I wasn’t driving.

Yesterday evening, the kids and I were at my mother’s house while I was in full on panic mode and I stepped outside to find my 5 year old daughter gracefully pulling seeds off of a butterfly weed my mother had given her to play with.  She spent about 30 minutes plucking the seeds off of this butterfly weed then she took them one by one to a spot in my mom’s yard and gently blew the seed off her hand.  It really was the most beautiful thing.

Just watching her do this for 30 minutes (I usually don’t sit still for that long) lowered my bp and pulse considerably and while I was thinking of 5 million things I ‘should have been doing’, I am so glad I just sat there with her and enjoyed the moment.

Alicia Hagan, Editor

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a commission when you buy something. If you'd like to know more about the links featured in my posts, how I do and choose reviews, or choose advertisers, check out The Mommy Insider editorial policy.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

BusyWorkingMama November 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

She is beautiful, and I am glad she made you realize that important lesson!


Mary Beth Elderton November 3, 2011 at 7:51 am

This is beautiful! I will keep this image in my mind for calming my panic attacks. Thank you so much for sharing!


Andie@multiplemama November 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Aren’t kids amazing? Love this. And boy do I know what you mean by a lot going on! It never ends! :)


des November 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Just breathe. And stress less my friend. It’s all good.


Ann at Mundane Magic November 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I know it is your beautiful daughter in that picture peacefully absorbed in a bit of nature…but I think I see an angel there. How precious and priceless.

Remember, you are not alone in this crazy deal. <3


Kia Morgan Smith November 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Marina at My Busy Children November 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

SHe is such a sweetheart.

It is a good reminder to al of us to take it easy and not stress out about small things


Kia Morgan Smith November 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

Those precious babies are our medicine Alicia… This is such a sweet post. Makes me wanna cry… I love my babies like that too and they bring a calmness to our world and make everyday worthwhile. (Hi Maddie!)


Leave a Comment

← Click to show your latest blog post

Previous post:

Next post: