When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's not Their Fault

I've spent most of this week PMS-ing. And when I say PMS-ing, I must say it is more like that description of the woman on that commercial who has a hard time with daily functioning due to PMDD. I am a mess. I yell, I moan, I whine, I am irrational, nothing fits or is comfortable on my whole body; I am slightly crazy. I am also unorganized and flaky. I cry in the closet sometimes.

And you know what??? My kids deserve better than that.

It is not their fault that they were in trouble all week. I wasn't organized or motivated enough to get some organized activities together for them. It is not their fault that they were whiny and in each other's space all week. I failed to redirect their energy in healthy ways.

So, no more. I am not going to let my own little hormonal fluctuations interfere with my family's well-being. Starting tomorrow, I have two new goals. One, get up before the kids and have quiet time with God. Two, get showered, dressed and ready for the day before everyone is up. Oh and three, I am not going to drink Diet Pepsi any more. It's not good for me and it doesn't help my moodiness any. There I said it. Now I have to do it, right?

Starting Monday, we will be on a strict family schedule that even the most PMS-y mom can follow and that will keep things from getting so haywire even when mom's having a down swing in her moods.
Thank you husband and family for grace, but enough is enough!

To sleep now and no more Facebook for a week! I'm grounding myself.


Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

{{{hugs}}} i think we had the same kind of week although mine wasnt PMS it was pregnancy i felt bad all week becasue i am exhausted and tired and need to do something fun with the kids instead of just doing chores and homework....

your schedule i am sure will do the trick. be careful on day 3 of no soda you may be grumpy i usually am =)

brooke said...

I think we were meant to be best blog friends. I totally relate to this post. Even when I'm PMSing, I know I am, but I can't do anything about it. I'm crying and screaming at my kids and husband and it's like an out of body experience. Then it's over and I apologize until next month. Let me know if going off the soda helps--I've been very afraid to get my diet coke habit.

BTW, I am an attorney too is who is now a SAHM. I LOVED your post on that. Seriously-the best part is the not wearing panty hose--I think someday pantyhose will completely disappear. I hate them and will avoid them at all costs.

Lynette said...

I can so understand this post. My PMS is out of control and it gets worse as I get older and have more babies! Hang in there. You are an awesome Mommy!