It’s Going to be OK

SWDaughters  In a family of strong-willed girls, I am the weenie.

I do not know how this happened.  My daughter certainly did not get a strong will from my side of the family. In fact she even got breasts from her father’s side, since they did not run in my family either.

What you get on my side of the family are bad teeth, mental health issues and Type 1 Diabetes. I could not escape it, being on my side of the family and all.

Anyway… It took every molecule of my energy to parent a strong-willed child. She was tough on me. To stand my ground was like being tested by a hurricane. Once she thought of something she wanted to do, there was no reasoning or explanation she would listen to. Somehow, she figured she could manipulate things to get her way.

Manipulation is subtle, I always thought. Not anymore. Strong willed kids are everything but subtle. As smart as she was, she came up with very creative reasons why she should get her way. It was exhausting.

I am glad, for her sake, that she is strong-willed. Because she has not one, but TWO strong-willed daughters to raise. I have every confidence she will be a better parent than I was. She is no weenie. She will do just fine.

Pay back really is a Bitch, isn’t it darling?

♥  TTFN  ♥

 

When Will It Be My Week?

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I just found out that last week was “Daughter’s Week”.  I’m a daughter. I have a daughter. My daughter has two daughters.  What now?  Am I supposed to send my daughter a card or something? If so, I totally blew that.

Why do daughters get a week anyway?  Mothers only get one day.

Very unfair, if you ask me,  but I am not consulted about these things.  Who decides who gets a day (week or month) in their honor? Congress? The Senate? Or the President?   I  began researching this process of getting a day/week/month of the calendar. After hours of riding the Internet in a roller coaster (i.e. .gov websites), I still have no clue.

It’s a good thing I’m incredibly stubborn. I’m determined to see “Menopause Awareness”  happen. The day/week/month would be dedicated to exposing the rumors, and educating people (not just women) on the realities of this horrifying condition.

It suddenly occurred to me that there may already be a Menopause Awareness day/week/month in existence. I didn’t search for that.

I found this article on my first search (thanks Google!):

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National Menopause Awareness Month

The ORWH joins the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in recognizing September as National Menopause Awareness Month. This month-long event was established by U.S. federal legislators who recognized the need to increase awareness about the importance of having accurate information to enhance women’s health at menopause and beyond. In support of the same goal, October 18 has been designated World Menopause Day by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Menopause represents the end of a woman’s fertility and, on average, occurs at age 51. Although menopause is a natural event, there are potential short-term health effects (eg, hot flashes) and health consequences over the long term (eg, osteoporosis).

For more information on menopause, visit the NAMS Web site at www.menopause.org.

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WOW! A whole month, and an International Day!!  Not too mention our own society!   I am so excited!!

I could drop my quest – “how to get a day/week/month for your cause”. But, as you know, I’m stubborn. And maybe, I will want to pursue a different day/week/month down the road, or maybe you do. We will need this information, right?  It’s never a waste of time to be prepared…

I’ll keep you posted 😉