I’m Not F*$#ing Hormonal!

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As women, we have all heard it: “Is it that time of the month?” “Your hormones are raging!” “Pregnancy must be so hard emotionally with all those hormones” “Watch out, she’s super hormonal right now…”

Well, I’m here to tell you, WE’RE NOT F*$#ING HORMONAL!

You assume that because I am more upset than usual, it must be hormones, or because I yell at you when I would usually just accept circumstances as they are, that I must be mid-PMS or my preggie hormones are raging. Can you guess which finger I’m pointing at you?

Of course, there are times when women’s hormones rear their ugly heads. When we watch the freaking Budweiser commercial with the puppy who makes it back home and start crying uncontrollably, that’s hormones. When I stub my toe and simply fall down into a ball of tears and suddenly want to talk about life and love and family, that my hormones. When I want to stay in bed ALL day and read books or watch movies specifically intended to make me cry…yeah, those are my hormones.

However, when we yell about things we usually simply accept, or are frustrated with circumstances that we can’t control….

We act this way because we are exhausted, physically and emotionally. Because our bodies are betraying us. Whether it be because of PMS (can you imagine how it feels to have your body cramp miserably, cause chills, and lose enough blood over a week to cause anemia?!) or Pregnancy (just think of your body being invaded by an alien who saps all your energy, causes insomnia for MONTHS, and creates immense discomfort EVERYWHERE) our outbursts aren’t hormonal, they are simply due to a decrease in patience. We are too tired and uncomfortable to put up with all the BS with a freaking smile when we haven’t slept in days and feel like our bodies are betraying us.

For example, when we come home to the kitchen we cleaned earlier in the day, to find it covered in sauce and all the dishes caked in now hardened food, empty cans lining the counters and napkins all over the floor…you all assume it’s hormones when we pitch a fit and scream at you to act like an adult and clean up after yourself. It’s not F-ing hormones! It’s exhaustion, it’s having dealt with the same crap day in and day out for weeks, zipping our lips shut and cleaning up after you hoping you would get a clue!

When my sleep dips below a certain percentage and my body feels beyond my control, I may snap at you for things I normally just put up with because I simply don’t want to fight about it.

Women are amazing beings. We are strong, we are resilient, and we keep on trucking through the worst of the worst. But every now and then, we simply can’t handle one more mess, one more night of sports TV that is always on at the same time as our favorite show, we can’t face one more thankless errand.

Give me a body that has had 8 hours of sleep for a week straight, isn’t sick or full of discomfort due to PMS or pregnancy, and I can put up with quite a bit. I can run to Walmart for shaving cream and toothpaste even though I was just there earlier in the day, I can come up with fun activities for the kids to keep them from fighting, I can clean up the kitchen for the third time in a day and chalk it up to being a good mom.

Take away my sleep and my healthy body and I may kill you if you fight one more time, if you make one more mess or spend 5 more seconds reading sports articles instead of paying attention to me!

So no, we re not HORMONAL, we are overworked, exhausted, uncomfortable human beings who have simply reached our limit of BS for that given time period. If you want to add torture to your impending doom, go ahead and call us “hormonal” and roll your eyes…enjoy the ability to do so before we rip them out for being insensitive.

 

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21 thoughts on “I’m Not F*$#ing Hormonal!

  1. I LOVE this!!! Next time my husband wonders why I’m pissed off, I’m going to read this to him haha. I think you are so right though.

  2. I love that image! Being a work from home mom with a two year old here with me is not easy. And most days I’m sure I look “hormonal”. Truth be told working, taking care of everyone, and hearing how grumpy I am just makes me ever more “hormonal”. 🙂

  3. Lack of sleep totally gets me cranky and emotional, it has nothing to do with hormones! It’s just an automatic assumption that women are hormonal when they quote often aren’t.

  4. You are so right, so many things set us off and most of the time its not the hormonal stuff. I think that time of the month has been exaggerated even. The times I want to cut my man with a hacksaw don’t even happen during that time lol

  5. Wow! I could not have said it better myself. I think it’s awesome that you are speaking up, although I hate that we have to explain why we’re acting that way.

  6. Hahahaha love this!!! I hate it when people try to pin my bad mood on hormones. I’m usually just over worked and stressed because of it lol….

  7. I had a co-worker make that comment and it gave me a chance to slug him without repercussions. It was the last time he said such a thing to any of his female counterparts.

  8. Haha I love this. But as a woman who has been pregnant and/or breast feeding for the last 5 years, I am most definitely f@$king hormonal Haha.

  9. lol… okay so I had this moment just once in my life and it lead me to have a 4 month separation while pregnant, I wish I could look back and say I had this moment and it be something I could laugh about!

  10. I hate it when people assume it’s your time of the month if you’re hormonal, it can’t just be because stuff isn’t going right or something has got you down x

  11. Sometimes I am moody, sometimes I am not. Mine doesn’t have to do with PMS or anything. Everyone is entitled to be irritable once in a while especially us moms with all we have to deal with.

  12. OMG I totally get this. I never use PMS as an excuse for my moods or actions. I just try to understand what’s causing me to feel the way I do. I love love your last sentence.

  13. I love this post and I feel like all men need to read it haha. I hate when we sometimes get the look from others like ‘oh your hormonal’ you know the look? Ugh I hate it. Exhaustion and hormones are 2 entirely different things people!

  14. There are some times I am hormonal and pregnancy I get angry. Very. Don’t want to be around anyone. I chalk it up to hormones but yes we do a lot. We are tired and then some.

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