Monday, October 19, 2009

Aunt Flo

Every woman has an Aunt Flo. Young girls may not have met her yet. Old women may have long said "Farewell" to the good relative. For most women, she makes a monthly visit. Dedicated, if you ask me.

Or to some, Aunt Flo takes an extended vacation, shows up after a couple of years and says, "Holy Macaroni! You have a stinkin' toddler!" And subsequently makes it the worst visit you have had with her in your whole life. At first, you are excited to see her again. But then you realize she isn't happy. She can't believe that you fooled her into that long absence, and is so upset that she brings her fury down heavily, unrelentingly, and painfully.

When she finally leaves again, you are wiping your brow in genuine relief. Then you beg your husband to please, please, help trick her into another extended vacation. Because life without Aunt Flo is a comfortable life, indeed. So you and your husband start formulating plans to keep the bad Aunt away for a while. You don't know if the plans will work, but you will keep trying until they do.

True story.

6 comments:

One Cluttered Brain said...

LOVE that creative way of taking about the DREADED aunt coming to visit. YES, it's true we ALL hate her. But sometimes we like to see her cause we are NOT ready for teh alternative YET. Have a VERY enjoyable week! Hope Aunt Flo doesn't stop by for a while.(maybe 9 months or so.)

Veronica said...

Oh, that sounds horrible! I can feel your pain, I have had many a painful Aunt flo visit!!!! Good luck trying to fool her again!

Rachel Sue said...

Oh, I have so been there! Aunt flo didn't visit me for 3 1/2 years after my 2 girls. And it was HORRIBLE. Just to reassure you, the next time was less awful and the time after that was even less. So even if your plans don't' work out as well as you hope, it will get better.

mimihalley said...

I've actually been wondering when the dreaded beast will return for me. :( Sorry it came back for you!!

Sara, Nick, and kids said...

yeah i love it being gone so long! with nick it didn't come back until i stopped breastfeeding him- about 15 months. lilly i bottle fed and it came back right away. then andy it came back about 13 or 14 months, even though he hasn't yet finished nursing! so good luck to you:)

Scotty said...

Sad... we are thrilled. Of course it was a pain for my hunny but she will agree that it is exciting. Because we can actually plan to make her go away agian. Finally...