I just have to share....
So today was a slam packed day, LOADS of people in my face.
At about 4:30, in the midst of family, fucktions, places to go things to do....I found myself explaining myself to my daughter, age 11.
It went like this:
"Honey, I think my period is coming tomorrow, and I am **really** low on patience today. (she asked if I would have more patience tomorrow, I assured her I would.) I am not a fan of small talk. Small talk is what happens when people are uncomfortable with the silence in the air they share. I am never uncomfy with that silence, but many, many others are. Today I am reaching my limit for small talk."
Know what she said? She said, "is that why you like Cafemom so much, they don't do that small talk thing?"
Bless her heart.