Monday, December 16, 2013

Straddling Menopause and Motherhood

Today I have the honor of being featured over at Mamapedia.  Here's a little snippet of what I wrote about.  Make sure you follow the link to read the rest!

I nearly broke my neck as I stepped off the bottom stair because my foot did not meet the floor as expected. Instead, a size 2 tennis shoe was lying in wait. Weighed down with a laundry basket, I had no choice but to flail around and accept the reality that I was about to turn my ankle and eat some laminate flooring.

I had a Mommy Meltdown of epic proportions which included yelling, The Mad Mom Face, arm flailing, more than a few wagging fingers and a hefty dose of guilt thrown in for good measure. “Do you know what could have happened to me? I could have broken my leg!”

I felt justified in my anger considering how many times I’ve asked them to pick up their things, and yet at the same time, there was a tiny voice in my head telling me it was quite possible my reaction was a teeeeensy bit over the top. That I was, perhaps, a wee bit out of control. Then I started to cry. At least I stopped yelling, right?

Read on here...


Melanie said...

Love it, except for the 4 to 10 year part...really 10 years, good luck with that, now you've got me a little worried!! And congrats on being featured, how exciting!

in pursuit said...

Yeah, I'm not really stoked about the 4-10 year part either, Mel! What the heck!?! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Mom Rants and Comfy Pants said...

Congrats on being featured Ms. Thing! It was a great post and spot on. On one hand, I'm glad to be down to 4-5 periods a year. However, having them replaced by incontinence is a big ol' bucket of suck!!

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