November is the month for all brave bloggers to blog every day of the month. Yes, including Saturdays and Sundays. Yes, including days when you are feeling a big menstrual. And today, that would be me.
PMS is a new phenomena for me. It's only been a problem for me the last few years. But I have to admit it. I am a victim of the pre period blues. One would think that a woman would get used to it. That one would plan for the event. I should get a babysitter. I should plan to order out dinner. I should get a pretty basket filled with dark chocolate. But I don't. The 1st and 2nd days of the month seem to sneak up on me every 30 days without warning.
So, how do you cope? If you're a woman that is. Would you like to know what I do to get myself and my family through this emotional turmoil. First I get very uptight. The little things that bother me begin to overtake my thoughts. And then I begin to bark orders. "Pick that up! Put that away! Put your brother down! If I have to pick up your shoes one more time you'll have to go to school in your bare-feet. I'd like to see how you explain that one to your teacher!"
Second, I crave chocolate. This is odd for me because I never really liked chocolate. But the first two days of the month require chocolate, the darker the better.
Thirdly (is thirdly a word?) I get teary.
The fourth step is the sudden urge to leave. To run. To get out. I usually grab my keys and run away to exotic places like Wal-Mart or Target. On especially bad episodes I will go to Barnes and Noble. I begin to prowl the self help aisles desperately looking for books to solve all my problems. I have purchased books on organizing your home, praying for your family, and titles that claim to help you become a happier you.
And finally I return sheepishly home to my quiet children who are trying to steer clear of their crazy mama.
Today I end the day on my blog. I'm going to take two chocolates and go to bed.