Run a bath.
Go to the kitchen, take two dropperfuls of passionflower tincture*
Get a shotglass, and fill it with olive oil
Take it back to the bathroom, and add 12 drops of lavender oil
Add it to the running bath
Get you and one screaming toddler naked
Get in bath
Squirt a rubber duckie at her
Splash in the water
Smile, and remember why you love her.
Get out, get in your softest jammies (and the no longer screaming toddler too)
Make rice pudding for breakfast , and some chamomile tea
Eat, nurse, sleep (hopefully)
*I think I would have chosen Motherwort in this situation, but I’m currently bleeding (hence the mama tantrum), and since it’s an emmenogogue, I wasn’t sure if it would increase my bleeding or not, and I really don’t want a heavier period. I also have no clue if 2 dropperfuls at once is a safe amount to take, but I’m not dead yet- I wasn’t thinking clearly, I was just trying to gain control of myself again- perhaps one of my more knowledgeable herbal friends can enlighten me. 🙂
That picture isn’t from today, but it exemplifies the way I feel now (not earlier)