Thursday, March 25, 2010
Cry Me a River
What do you do when you are stressed? Chris becomes more silent than usual. That, and a bit grumpier. Todd becomes a tab bit...irrational. I'm not really sure what Shem does. He acts overwhelmed a lot and then nothing gets done. Geneva...can a 4-year-old get stressed? I just received the answer to my question. She couldn't open the bathroom door. Geneva cries. And she does a little body bounce with that high pitched squealing (my son is correcting my spelling and grammar---thanks, Todd) sound that makes my whole body tense. My method is completely shutting down. If ever I become overwhelmed (Todd, quit correcting me!), I find myself unable to do anything. My mind is so overwhelmed with whatever it is that has me frazzled and I am stuck in a state of immobilization. Which, I might add, accomplishes nothing. You know what gets things done? A good cry. It seems crying releases some sort of chemical. Once that chemical is out, I can deal with whatever it is that has me struggling. Problem is, how do I get myself to cry when my body is no longer responding to my brain. Here are some good options, watch a documentary about children....children can always get me to my tear heaven. Another good option, "Steal Magnolias." Wait? Is that what it's called? Hmmm...I know what I'm talking about. So, anybody up for a tear-jerker?