Thursday, February 10, 2011

One of Those Days

Aunt Flo is in town and all I wanna do is lie down and curl up into a ball and go to sleep. Never mind I have 4 littles to take care of. Never mind one of them is screaming his/her head off and it sounds like I have a herd of elephants thundering up and down the hall.

At this point of Aunt Flo's visit, which is day 4, I am physically exhausted from the constant barrage of back pain, cramping, and blood loss. Add to that the seemingly never-ending yelling and bickering between the kids and Peter's grating screaming and I am mentally exhausted from playing referee. I am ready for menopause, please.

If it weren't so cold and the ground was not coated in slippery ice, I'd send the kids outside to scream all they want. How can I be an effective Mama when I am yelling at the kids to stop yelling?

I had library movies due today. After Andrew got back from an appointment, I went out to drop them off and make a few stops. I locked the keys in the car and had a couple dizzy spells from skipping lunch and not fueling my body while Aunt Flo is visiting. Andrew rescued me. Lucky for me he was off today and not at work. I should have stayed in bed this morning.

I think dinner will be one of those quickie frozen meals I got so cheaply last week. Time to also break out one of the new DVD movies we keep on hand to surprise the kids. Mama needs to spend some quality time with the bed.


Johnna Sutton said...

I feel your pain sister! I'm sorry ;)

Karen Mayes said...

Ouch... hang in there. I am 45 years old and I am really looking forward to menopause... already I am experiencing menstrual migraines on a monthly basis, starting a few years ago, and I don't like them, but at least, soon soon...

Having to entertain relatives who visit... plus taking care of kids...having a period... stressful, yup.

jenny said...

Johnna-- Day 5, feeling much better today! :o) Thanks sweets!

Karen-- My Mom and Aunt both went through menopause in their 40s, but my Grandma was in her 60s!! Agh! I hope that won't be me, still having periods in my 60s! Heck no, please please please no! I'm only 37, I can't take another 20plus years of this! LOL

Good luck with yours-- hopefully you're nearing the light at the end of the tunnel soon!