Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Basket case

I'm coming of age.

You know the age.

The age where your body actually takes over.

You have no choice but to succumb to it.

It's the hormones, people.

Some hormones say, "Hey, you're still young. You're strong and can take on anything. Nothing bothers you."

Other hormones say, "You are too old. Your life is almost over and you must take everything personally. Everything affects you."

And, yes, you must fight. And, I hate to break it to you, but the battle gets worse with age.

The battle is constant: Young, fun hormones against the older hormones trying to get you down.

Part of the battle is trying not to be a basket case at all times.


I'm not used to this uncontrollable surge of emotion that can happen at any time.

Any. Time.

With absolutely no warning.

Don't believe me?

Here are the things that have made my eyes well up with tears this week
(It's only Tuesday):

The Hallmark movie, "Christmas in Canaan"

Having to do 3rd grade math homework for an hour and a half with my child

Realizing that I can be such a jerk

Watching the video of the 20,000 people dancing to The Black-Eyed Peas song, "I've Got a Feelin,'" on Oprah's show in Chicago last summer (I actually giggled at the fact that I teared up over something so ridiculous. Nuts.)

(Here. Look at it. What the heck? No need to cry.)

"The Biggest Loser" - at least 5 times throughout the show

Reading that Paul wrote that the Corinthians "gave, even beyond their ability" and realizing that I don't even know what that means and I obviously don't give enough

Thinking about my kids going back to school and that I would actually miss the couple of weeks that we had together (the staying up late and sleeping late was the best)

Enough with the waterworks already, crybaby. Suck it up.


thedomesticfringe said...

Life would be very peaceful without hormones. Just keep a pack of tissues with you. It's easier than fighting it.


Patrice said...

Is this what is wrong with me? For some reason my kids and hubby have hurt my feelings at least a half of dozen times in the last two days. Yesterday morning, I had tears the size of golf balls rolling down my face...I am not ready for this...I feel I am way to young!

Soliloquy said...

Are you sure you're not pg?

You (and by you, I mean WE) aren't old enough for this crap.

sara said...

that is one of my favorite episodes of Ray!

hate to tell you....hormones....the battle is only beginning. One of my questions I have when I get to heaven. I mean really, by the time you get to 50, haven't you suffered enough with hormones?!!!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

I agree with Fringegirl. The emotions make you real.

I've been crying a lot for no reason lately too. So maybe everyone's hormones are going crazy.

Vanessa said...

One word sweet sister--PAMPRIN. I never took this when I was young but a friend (let's just say she's a little bit older than me) told me she started taking it and how it made a difference in her mood. It's made my week sooo much better. Just ask those around me.
On another note, looking over the People of WM yesterday greatly helped. I laughed. Much. Thanks!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I think having kids definitely does something to your hormones -- I've cried more often in the past two years since Lily was born than I ever did in the 24 years leading up to her birth!

Rachelle said...

Biggest Loser has be going last night as well... my hubby cracked up at me crying... Your not alone. :)

Amanda said...

I'm only 24 and I'm a "major weeper" (it sounds cuter when Jude Law says it)...seriously, commercials anything remotely sentimental...I'm gone.
How had I never seen that Black Eyed Peas thing before?! That's amazing...a good day indeed!

Jeanette said...

OK - I thought it was just me! I have actually cried over getting a new car. I can't wait to get it but I have been very tearful over trading in my old sad are we?!

I cry every time I watch the Biggest Loser....

Cathy said...

Oh yes and it just keeps getting better too. Wait until your 50!

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

I just about cried right now when I watched the Oprah thing. Hehe....
Look at all of these great comments! Makes me want to cry! We are in GOOD company girl!!

Kari @ p.s. said...

I cry at all the hallmark movies. I think that's universal :o) I've watched the Black Eyed Pea thing before and never had tears, but I'll watch it again now and see if anything different surfaces :o)