|2:30 in the morning the day|
before Halloween, I was
hot gluing L.'s hat for her
costume. Sleep was not even
an option in my mind.
This mindset had to stop. First of all, I can't change the fact that there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I should do or want to do. Secondly, I don't think anyone was expecting me to accomplish everything as quickly as I set myself up to in my mind.
|Moral: Preteens have|
it pretty damn
Despite being agnostic, I went to a private Christian school for eight years. But I do remember stories from the bible, including learning during the sixth grade girls-in-one-room, boys-in-the-other session that, No. 1, if you got your period, you could no longer be an orphan in the Broadway production of "Annie" according to a short film we watched about our changing bodies; and, No. 2, Original Sin was the reason women get their periods. Thanks, Eve.
|Don't do it, Eve!|
Do you even
know how awkward
it is to stifle a
wince of pain
Further in the book of Genesis, we read about God sending a rainbow after reacting to something in, oh, the same way one with PMS and the power to control the weather would react and sending a flood to kill everyone. I've thought about it, too. People who hold me up in traffic -- flood 'em! People who can't get off their cell phones long enough to order at the counter in front of me -- flood 'em! People who give me dirty looks in stores when I hand my child a cell phone while waiting in line so she doesn't scream her head off -- flood, fire, whatever smiting actually means, all of the above!
Anyway, God sent a rainbow after that PMS-like overreaction. A rainbow! What do
But, I had a Midol-inspired moment when I got said visitor the other day. I felt it happen and ran to Target to get supplies I knew I wouldn't be able to find right away when I got home. As I used the restroom following my purchase, I thought to myself, "Well, look at that. I DO bleed! I am human after all!"
|If you order Bottomless chips to go|
at Chili's, it's worth it. Especially
during the week of your period, FYI.
So, next time you women get your monthly visitor, Aunt Flo, the Crimson Tide, the mensies or your interobang (look it up, it's a much more appropriate punctuation mark to describe a period), look at the situation as a reminder to slow down.
As Billy Joel put it, "You're only human, you're allowed to make your share of mistakes."