the stress continues to mount as we inch closer and closer to
Dooms Day Moving Day.
Is it a mistake to hire packers?
Will they break stuff?
Will they lose stuff?
Should I have just packed it all myself?
(Answer: Stop being a control freak.
You would have stressed twice as much about packing yourself.)
Are we moving too soon?
Should we have waited to move later so we could do more projects in the house first?
(Answer: Maybe, but there will always be more projects)
Stress does funny things to one's mindset.
Sometimes it distracts you from other stressors.
And sometimes it makes you focus on things you normally wouldn't.
Example #1: Bottle Strike
While Oliver's Bottle Strike is still going strong,
I've basically given up.
I waived my white flag.
I've stopped trying to give him a bottle every day
and just accept that he's attached to me at all times.
I always did say I supported Attachment Parenting right?
Haha. Joke's on me.
Little bottle hater. He'll put anything in his mouth except a bottle.
Once we are settled in our new house,
I'll resume the Bottle Battle
(assuming I can find the bottles in the mass of boxes).
Example #2: Elitism
Wait, wtf does this have to do with moving?
But it's something I've suddenly become very annoyed at this week.
Elitism can manifest itself regarding wealth,
and really any single element that implies one is better than the other because of [x].
As does any form of negativity, elitism comments pop up every now and then,
but I rarely give them a second thought.
I think the best defense is a good self esteem.
And although I'm not as thin as I'd like or rich as I want, I'm very happy with my life.
Suddenly a few elitist comments are getting on my nerves.
Even things people have said in the past are suddenly popping back up in my mind.
Is it perhaps a reflection of my new SAHM Posirion that's made me more self conscious?
Or perhaps it's stress causing me to worry about things that really don't matter at all.
I don't know the answer.
But it's making me cranky.
Can the stress of moving simulate PMS?