I have had recent meltdowns that included eating an entire bag (big bag) of red vines and not leaving the bathroom with my phone. Ya, that kind of meltdown. You might have encountered something similar.
I could go on and on about what causes said meltdowns but what it basically boils down to is inappropriate allocations of Fucks to be given. I have said it before, I’ll say it again, there are only so many fucks a person can give. Eventually, we come up empty. We lose our shit. We yell, we cry, we lock ourselves in the bathroom with our red vines or cookies or wine or whatever. We wake up with tension in our neck and back that doesn’t go away for days!
Every once in a while we need to take stock in our fucks-giving budget. There is an art to an IDGAF attitude. I have not yet mastered this or I wouldn’t be spewing it like vomit at this moment. Still, there is only so much time a person can spend yelling, crying and locked in a bathroom fattening themselves up on cookies and red vines!
I’ve written about things IDGAF before but here’s a few more things I have recently decided to add to that list….
HIDING IN THE BATHROOM TO CRY AND EAT RED VINES – Sometimes you just have to lose your shit. I have actually not lost my shit like this since Levi was a baby and I had PPD but apparently it’s my time and I was overdue to let some feelings out. A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.
LOSING MY SHIT – As I said, I haven’t really lost my shit like this in years. Certain people I have met and this move has brought it out of me. I am trying like hell to rein it in but I am far from perfect. Some days there are such epic shit storms that I can not wooo-sah enough to let it go and I lose my shit. There is nothing wrong with losing your shit and getting dramatic and emotional every now and then. I don’t feel guilty…I kind of feel guilty but I’m trying like hell to not give a fuck!
SPEAKING MY MIND – While I do this most of the time anyways, I am a self-professed people pleaser. I really just want everyone to get along and be happy. That’s what got me in the mess I was previously in, in the first place. Sometimes you just have to let it all out. It’s going to hurt. You and other people. But sometimes THE TRUTH HURTS! It also feels so good after!
SWEARING – Look, I cuss like a sailor and that isn’t going to change. There are times when it isn’t appropriate and somehow, someway, I manage to just not utter a single cuss word. But get me around like-minded adults and every other word is F this and that is the Shit. There are far worse things than a well-timed F bomb. I swear like a mother fucker. Big deal!
SOLICITORS – Even if my door is open and you can see me, I’m not getting up. I will play that game the kids play with each other and pretend no one is there. IDGAF!
BEING A PTA MOM – I don’t pay for the PTA. I don’t volunteer and I certainly won’t be starting now.
CHIN HAIRS – I’ve long since come to terms with the fact that, as a woman of a certain age, I’ve got wrinkles with the occasional massive pimple. Such is life. The most recent addition to my facial woes: chin hairs. Those babies sure do get out of control fast. One day my skin is as smooth and hair-free as a baby’s bottom and the next day I have five dark black hairs so long they are starting to curl. Instead of lamenting the fact that I’m sprouting hairs in all kinds of bizarre places, I’ve just started carrying a pair of tweezers with me. If for some reason, I can’t rip those suckers out immediately, at least I can stroke them while I devise my plans to take over the world with all of the time I’ve freed up by not giving a fuck.
BEING A COOL MOM – It takes a lot of effort to stay on top of fashion, new music and trends these kids are into these days. I don’t have time for that. I still do not know what “bae” means and when the kids started talking about dabbing I thought they were talking about something else completely!
IDEAS OF PERFECTION – Perfection is boring and completely stupid! Hence the IDGAF attitude.
MAKING PLANS WITH PEOPLE I DON’T ACTUALLY WANT TO HANG OUT WITH – Yes, I’m new here and I’m trying to meet people. But I don’t really want to. I’m not going to waste my time pretending to enjoy the conversation we are having when I’d rather be at home. The few people I have met and talk to already know this and don’t bug me. They get it. They know IDGAF!
DRINKING – I’m a grown ass woman with grown ass responsibilities that cause grown ass stress and call for a stiff ass drink! Sometimes everyday. Sometimes only on the weekends. Sometimes not for months. I can drink if I want. When I want and in copious amounts if I want.
What are you adding to your IDGAF list?
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