Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Moods (14 years old)

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They say I have moods,
that I am moody.
Well, actually, I have only three moods --
neutral,
upset,
and very upset.

It's they that have the moods,
if that's what you call them --
Changing unpredictably;
one minute cheerful
the next irate,
then so sorry,
so forgiving,
impatient,
forgetful,
ignorant,
ignoring,
uninterested,
busy cooking,
loud,
laughing,
tired,
tapping,
singing,
driving me crazy.


Sara Epstein, mother of three children (ages 10, 12, and 15), is a writer and clinical psychologist living in the Boston area. She can be reached at omduffy@comcast.net


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