I forgot about this thread. I have a feeling I might need it soon. *sigh*2/18/2010 #32 Report
When I first came here I made the same mistake as you did, Rish -- I mentioned something about 'that time of month' in front of Milhist and I think he sorta freaked out!2/19/2010 #36 Report
Yes I'll have to be sure to never do that again. I have the worst cramps and it really just makes me not a fun person to be around. Hehhehehehe what did Mil say to you? He told me I was a marysue *snickering*2/19/2010 #37 Report
Mine feel like someone is punching me and stabbing me and pushing me off a cliff (and hitting the bottom) all at the same time... mine should start tomorrow. Yay.2/19/2010 #40 Report
*Hugs people who get cramps.* I don't even know I'm having my period most of the time until I see it. The only sign I get is a zit outbreak.2/19/2010 #42 Report
Oh man lucky you . I cramp so bad it makes me feel like I am going to be sick..... not to mention how bad the flow is ewwwwwwwww.............2/19/2010 #43 Report
The flow is never nice. I guess I am one of the lucky ones. Always knew that God loved me. ;)2/19/2010 #44 Report
lol yeah and for me if I get stressed I then get two in one month....grrrrrrr.............2/19/2010 #45 Report
If I get stressed, I usually get none. I guess it's a matter of how one's hormones go haywire.2/19/2010 #46 Report
I tell my sister that when I get to heaven eve and I are gonna have a chat about all of this.....lol......... yup being a women is a love hate thing..... love it and hate it2/19/2010 #47 Report
I think we women get the periods and have to give birth because God knows that men are to weak for it. XD2/19/2010 #48 Report
and the irony here is they call us the weaker sex. Lets see them give birth!!!! lol.2/19/2010 #49 Report
Ah, men have an overrated view of themselves. ;) We women, being the wiser beings who are more certain of our own strength, just nod and go along with it to keep them happy. Otherwise, they throw horrible tantrums.2/19/2010 #50 Report
Yes but let ones mommy say jump............... they ask how high every time ( at least in my family)2/19/2010 #51 Report
I think that in their subconscious, they know that women are stronger (at least in the mind department). XD Or they could be the chivalrous sort who believe in doing things for 'weaker' people.2/19/2010 #52 Report
unfortantly in my family that can be a problem....."don't lift that its to heavy for you" so what do we girls do.. its simple we move whatever it is anyway........2/19/2010 #53 Report
Ah yes. I understand that. I used to get "Don't do that. It's not befitting of a girl," all the time. That was until I came up with some rebuttals.2/19/2010 #54 Report
Yeah but its kinda hard when both brothers are over a foot or more taller than my little five two..............2/19/2010 #55 Report
Brains over brawn. ;) The boys have more of the latter, but psychological studies show that girls have more brains in general.2/19/2010 #56 Report
Now in defense of men (and as you can tell by my name I'm a girl) I love it when they lift things for you, like a gentlemen. And I don't have a lot of arm strenght LOL. I think both sexes are stupid at times. LOL2/28/2010 #57 Report
Oh, I like gentlemen well enough. ;) However, I don't consider them to be gentlemen if they act the way they do out of condescending benevolence because they think they are superior due to gender.2/28/2010 #58 Report
I have a request, my sister just found out she is having her first child, any advice to give her if you please .6/15/2010 #59 Report
Run while she still can?
Just joking. Really. My toddler is between the Terrible Twos and Throttle Me Threes and today was awful (full blown tantrum because he wanted to play with his trains and I said yes) and the baby looks like she has chicken pox. Fun times.
Thinking of the best advice I've gotten/things I'll ensure to pass on to my sister when she has kids:
-Flexibility is the most important skill you can learn. What you think will work going in often has no relation to what actually works with your paricular child. Even newborns can have a surprising amount of distinct personality, and learning to embrace that is important.
-Carve out time for yourself. The old "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" cliché has an origin in truth.
-People will judge you. You will get comments on the sex of the child, the clothes the child wears, the pacifiers the child does or does no use, the correct way to sleep, the correct way to feed, when and if to vaccinate... the list is endless and ridiculous. You cannot please everybody, so do what is best for your family and let the comments roll of your back. Do NOT get sucked into the Mommy Wars; nobody wins when you do.
-On a more practical note, investing in a good stroller/baby carrier is vital. Different needs will require different choices; I personally swear by the Ergo baby carrier in most situations, but it's not a one-size-fits-all thing.6/15/2010 #60 Report