When you are at a three or four day swim meet, you spend a lot of time in close quarters with your kid(s).
You are tired and you are experiencing a range of emotions at the pool and you are in a hotel room together and you are sharing a bed and you are in the car together and you are eating every meal together and it doesn’t take long before everyone gets on everyone else’s nerves.
We hit that point at approximately 2:00 today.
I was just tired and cranky and wanting some alone time but not getting any and Number 3 was really pushing my buttons and I snapped at him and then he said to me,
“MOM? ARE YOU HAVING YOUR PERIOD??? We learned about that in school. I think you are getting your period. Do you need a tampon?”
He knows I had surgery a month ago and he knows I had some internal issues but he doesn’t know I had a hysterectomy and I sure as hell didn’t have the energy or desire to explain to him what that was, so I just looked at him and said,
“Yeah, I have my period. Can you go find me a tampon in my bag?”
And then he was horrified and he left me alone.
So I’m gonna keep this whole hysterectomy thing a secret from him a little while longer.
This period card might come in handy.
And to whoever ends up marrying him someday….