October 17, 2011

Real Mom Moments

I woke up in the middle of the night with a migraine…. the painful, eye stabbing, vomit inducing kind that kills you dead.

Now, the problem with getting a migraine in the middle of the night is that you were already sleeping. So obviously, laying down in a cold, dark room is not going to be the answer to your problem.

So then I had to decide if there was enough hours left in the night to warrant taking a pain pill, or if I should just take a lot of ibuprofen instead. Because pain pills, while effective, might make me sleep in, which would make my kids late for school, which means I would have to take them and SIGN THEM IN, which means that I would have to get up, get dressed, and put make-up on, because I do have just a smidge of dignity left. Plus, I am exceedingly fair and my face forgot that it wasn’t 12 and decided to grow a giant pimple in the middle of my forehead. Because life hates me. And when you have a giant pimple in the middle of your forehead, you have two choices. 1)Bangs. 2)Make-up. And since I am still growing out my bangs from the last time I decided to cut them off in a fit of madness, make-up is the only option.

And when it’s the middle of the night, and the house is silent, and you’re standing by yourself in the kitchen with just the microwave light on, trying to decide what to do about your migraine, these are the thoughts that go through one’s head.

And then one takes a whole bunch of ibuprofen, followed by a handful of naproxen sodium, and hopes that it gets rid of the headache, and if it doesn’t, well, people don’t really need to go to school every day anyways.