Home / Journey 6 things to say to your child when you need a break We've all been there, mama. By Motherly June 14, 2019 Some days, we’re get-on-the-floor-and-pretend-to-be-dinosaurs moms. Others, we’re put on a Paw Patrol episode and collapse on the couch moms. Can you relate, mama? If you’re having an “I need a break or I’m going to break” kind of day, try one of these phrases to say to your child when they want to play but you just need a minute. Because sometimes (like this mom), we’re just ‘okay’ moms—and that’s okay. XO, #TeamMotherly PS. Did you know giving birth is harder on your body than running a marathon? Someone tell Jessica Simpson that’s why her feet look like this.