|That's me..Drama Queen Danielle and my brother, Satan.|
True story. I have a *touch* of Drama Queen in me. Ok, maybe it's more like a *dash* of Drama Queen..
|Sarah, the ultimate Drama Queen|
As a child, my father nicknamed me "Sarah Heartburn" (a play on the name of one of my all time favorite "drama queens" Sarah Bernhardt) because I would do things like put myself in the corner and tell anyone who spoke to me that I wanted to be "left alone because I'm ALREADY in a mood." I know..very Greta Garbo.
|Greta "I vant to be left alone" Garbo|
Flash forward several years..the "moods" are still there on occasion, but as an adult, I reallllyyy can't just put myself in a corner and tell everyone to go away. So, on days like today when the Drama Queen pays a visit, these are the techniques I use to send her packing:
- I give in.. to the point of being totally ridiculous. For example, this morning, I threw myself down dramatically on the bed and told The Man he would need to call me in "dead" to work this morning because I couldn't possibly go on (made all the more effective by the fact I was wearing one of my granny nighties and knee socks with little foxes all over them.) The more ridiculous I become, the more I realize that it is not, in fact, the end of the world.
- ..and speaking of ridiculous. A good laugh cures whatever ails me. I watch something funny, spend a few minutes trolling Pinterest for foolish pictures or have my kids tell me jokes until I can't take it anymore.
- Ice cream. 'Nuff said.
- I spend a few minutes thinking about all the things in my life that make me happy.
So that's my confession for today. How about you? Do YOU have an inner Drama Queen? And how do you deal with her?
Hugs and Smooches,