Yes, it’s official… Daddy has PMS!
PMS is a condition probably affecting millions of parents around the world (that’s right both mummy and daddy). There is no cure and we must all learn to live with this syndrome.
I first noticed it a few days after becoming a father. The feeling comes and goes and it amplifies to different levels depending on the day. Recently it’s been getting stronger and I absolutely hate it as this terrible feeling I am experiencing in my gut, at the very bottom of my stomach, right there in the pit makes me feel ever so sad and mopey. It’s downright depressing. I’ve told my wife about this strange feeling and she feels it too! It’s not just me!
So there you go, both my wife and I get this feeling and it sucks. So with my huge sample space of just 2 people, I have officially discovered a new condition. I’ve called it Paranoid Mopey Syndrome (PMS)
I know what you must be asking yourself right now… “OMG, do I have PMS?”
Well find out if you do by answering these simple questions:
- Do you ever imagine the shock and horror of bumping your dearly beloved baby’s head accidently onto a door frame as you walk through?
- Do you ever imagine the heartache you would feel if you were to ever drop your baby accidently?
- Does your heart just sink thinking about it?
- By simply just reading this and thinking about it, does it just make your gut twist and feel horrible inside?
If you answered YES to any or all of the above, then in my professional blogger opinion, you have PMS!
All jokes aside now, I have been getting random bursts of Parental Paranoia. I keep thinking about how I might accidently drop my son or accidently bump into something whilst I am carrying him and walking around the home. The feeling I get inside of me is utter despair… I can’t imagine hurting my little man and causing any pain to him. The thought of it just makes my gut turn I don’t know why I am so paranoid. My wife seems a little paranoid too. She explained to me that she sometimes randomly just thinks about that too… it’s weird. Parenthood is changing me in ways that I could not imagine.
The other day, Jayden was cheeky enough to give me THE BIRD! I’m thinking it’s because he sensed that I was always thinking so negatively and he just wanted me to stop being so dam paranoid! It certainly surprised me and brought a smile to my face… I laughed and it was the pick me up that I needed to help me get over a really tough few days at the office and the constant onslaught of PMS!
Thanks for reading.
Until the next adventure…
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