Friday, 31 October 2008

A Use for Hormones

Honestly, when I google "pms", I don't expect to find an image like this!

After a particularly rough day yesterday (think pms + tired child), I called my mum for a bit of mummy therapy.

I explained to her that yesterday I felt sad about a few things, but now with the new day and the reason for the pms here, I am feeling a lot better. I did however tell her that despite my rosier disposition, my thoughts and feelings of yesterday are still valid, just not as gloomy looking.

Mum, being female and all, acknowledged the situation and let me in on a nugget of wisdom...

"Hormones are there to put a bit of realism into our lives. If girls didn't get pms/menopause, we would just keep a lot of things to ourselves. " Then our husbands would NEVER know what we were thinking.

I added that last sentence myself.

Today, I would like to thank my hormones for appearing every so often and pulling me down a notch or two. Goodness, who knows what kind of smug, self-absorbed witch I would be if I didn't have my hormones to show me the way.

What have your hormones taught you today?


Mattias, Karissa & Enzo said...

That was great advice...never would have thought to thank my pms/hormones for showing up every now and then. I guess more than anything, my hormones have taught me to express myself and not keep things bottled up...when I am pissed or frustrated it tends to show during this hormonal time. I will have to remember your mother's tip for the next time my hormones are in a fuss!

meg @ spicy magnolia said...

Just wanted to stop by and say 'thanks'! Thank you for leaving your comment on Antique Mommy's blog about the advice for new moms! I've savored each comment and am printing them out to keep and refer to regularly. :) Yours made me laugh a lot...I'm gonna have to practice that contortionist thing a lot!