More Popular Than Being A Glass-Is-Half-Full-And-I-Hate-Everyone Grump

I’m so grumpy this week.

Seriously, I know part of it is being up at after 11 p.m. all week, and my daughter peed on me Wednesday night (she has nighttime accidents 2 times a year and I was lucky enough to be sharing a bed with her for it. I was so tired that I actually thought: If I just move closer to my pillow I won’t have to change the sheets until morning. However, I didn’t factor in my pjs playing the role of towel that night so I got up and changed the sheets.). But I’m a little ridiculous about what’s getting on my nerves.

Me: Oh, you exist? Annoying.

I’m able to be kind, too, but the hate-the-world is strong in me. I’d be the Jedi who kills Jar Jar Binks.

However, my grumpiness led to this conversation:

Me to my kids: I’m so grumpy. I don’t know why. It doesn’t have anything to do with y’all, and I don’t like it. Who else doesn’t like when mama is grumpy?
My daughter: Me!
Me: Me, too!
My son: I like when you’re grumpy.
Me: You do?
My son: It’s easier to drive you crazy. You know, the only sport you can play indoors is driving mom crazy!*

*Direct Calvin and Hobbes quote making my kid even more awesome because who knew he could quote the best comic strip ever.

The other cool thing is that while I’m grumpy, I’m doing what I need to do to feel better (talking, praying, breathing, resting — well I’ll get to resting this weekend) without feeling like I suck for hating everyone and without believing that I’ll feel this way forever. I’m all: So what if I’m more irritable this week? It happens and it’ll go away. Let’s focus on what a great job I’m doing at minimizing the damage I could be inflicting! I’m a glass-is-half-full grump.

When I’m not hating the world for a week, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

  • My Kids Can Put Away Their Own Laundry: On Richmondmom, my kids have been putting away their own laundry since they were 2 years old. Well, until my 5-year-old pulled out some evil genius.
  • The Best Baby Blanket Ever: On This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff, I introduce y’all to the greatest, longest lasting baby blanket on Earth. Totally worth the splurge.
  • FB Chick Fil A rant: On Facebook, I rant about free speech, ChickFilA and people being mean.

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

11 thoughts to “More Popular Than Being A Glass-Is-Half-Full-And-I-Hate-Everyone Grump”

  1. I’ve had my crabbypants on all week, too. Something in the air.

    I was reading Clients From Hell last night. Definitely hilarious. And a little too real.

    Hope your weekend gets rid of the grumps.

  2. Clients from hell is so funny and reminds me of what it is like to work with other people…sometimes I am so happy to be a SAHM.

    The article on being sued for using someone elses pictures really got my attention. I have been hesitant to share other peoples photo’s even on my facebook blog page…or things that were created by someone else. I started sharing a couple recently, but I think I will stop doing that. It doesn’t seem worth it. Sharing all of those things seem to help people build up followers faster so occasionally I am tempted to use them, but maybe slow and steady is the best way.

    1. I try to take all my own photos to avoid any problems. Or I use creative commons on Flickr. Any photos I share on my FB page I try to put since it’s gotten so difficult to give people credit for their work though. The Internet is so vast and FB and Pinterest is very image sharing oriented. I’m actually happy to have people share my funny pictures. My pics of my kids would feel super weird to see on another site though.

  3. I have been having the same thing, Alex! I snapped at my husband more times than I can count in the last few days.

    I’m doing everything right – exercising, eating well-ish, sleeping…I’m just a grump-face and I HATE IT ARGH.

    Hope it passes for both of us soon! xo

    1. Man, you’re even exercising! It’s the worst when the best I can do is be quiet. And sometimes I don’t even like to do that because I’m THAT GRUMPY. I’m better this week though. You?

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