Thursday, November 1, 2007

Blogging Everyday Including Those Days With PMS

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.


Jason said...

When will modern medicine be able to come up with something to cure PMS? Seriously. Everyone is affected by it! And it is not fun for anyone.

Mim said...

I, actually, take a vitamin that is specifically for women with PMS Tension. It's called Optivite P.M.T. It is wonderful. I find mine at the local Medicine Shoppe. Check into it. It really does seem to make a difference.

Kira Ludwig Shelton said...

I will be of no help here. Sorry.

Dawn said...

Just a few days ago, I was watching tv & weeping over *everything*. Even commercials. ::shakes head:: Pass me a handful of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups & talk to me in a week.

Claire said...

And then there will be a day, when you are as old and worn as I, and the appointment with the gynocologist will end with, "Yeah, I don't need it anymore anyway." Then you will very carefully put back on your clothes and walk measuredly to the check out desk, where you will politely make an appointment for your hysterecomy. Once in the car you will giggle and feel at once the relief that you can relax and wear those white pants. ANY TIME YOU WANT TO!!!!!! Then you wonder if you will miss chocolate...and you won't. :)

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