A Britney Breakdown, Averted
I have been following the slow deterioration of Britney Spears with sadness.. Yes - she has acted completely irresponsibly but she was a superstar (said with in a Saturday Night Life voice)... What happened?? What could push someone from limo rides to ambulance rides.... I was somewhat hooked at first and watched many docu-dramas that detailed the last few years. Maybe things were going downhill in private before, but after Britney got married and had kids is when she deteriorated in front of the cameras. So does something hormonal happen after you have kids that can leave you open to "losing it" when before kids you were able to hold it together?
After years of worldwide business travel and project management for complicated computer security projects, I had many opportunities to lose it.. But I never did. After I got married I had more opportunities and also never lost it. I was lucky to have married a wonderful Silicon Valley Engineer (Engineers Rock) and not a bad back-up singer/dancer whatever K-Fed is, so maybe that helped. But it seems for me having kids has led to - let's just say - some emotional outbursts for the little things that BK (before kids) I would been able to handle ... And it was a particular day last week that I looked in the mirror and for the first time understood in some way what it is like to lose it Britney style (without the head shaving - I pay too much for my hair color to do that)...
It was one of those days were from the moment I woke up I was running from one thing to another. Getting the twins to preschool, volunteering at my older son's school, food shopping, doctors appointment, fitting in some work from home. I had one hour to make the last stop before I had to pick up my twins from preschool and realized it was one week (and 3 days) away from the deadline to sign my kids up for Kindergarten in their local public school. So I headed to my "important stuff" file and found everything but their birth certificates. I decided to go over to the school to see if I could get the paperwork to fill out in advance and then bring everything in after I tracked down a copy of the birth certificates.... But the answer was "no" because district policy was not to release the paper work until I show my kids' birth certificates. I pleaded with the secretary, that I have known for years because my older son went there. But she said no - and I understand that policy is policy - but in an irrational way that seemed to push me over the edge..Continued on the next page