A Halloween Menopause Riddle

How is menopause like Halloween?

Because sometimes you feel like a witch,

and you just don’t know which sort of witch you are.

Sometimes, you want to hide away in a pumpkin patch,

 And other times, you’re bursting with energy, ready to turn over a giant new leaf.

Some days, your friends and family think you’ve morphed into a monster,

or they’re sure the old you has gone missing, hidden behind a skeleton mask.

Sometimes, you’re as confused as  jack-o-lanterns with grumbly grins.

Menopause can make you think you’re coming unstitched.

But wait!

Here’s the super cool Halloween connection.

Menopause is like Halloween because you get to pick your own costume.

Your stuffing is changing.

So stuff yourself with new stuff.

New hobbies.

New treats.

New adventures.

Just like a brave and proud  purple scarecrow lady,

put on your new straw hat

and greet the world.

Photos were taken by me at the North Carolina State Fair. Thanks to the artists and craftspeople and gardeners and cooks who make visiting the fair a highlight of our  year.

13 thoughts on “A Halloween Menopause Riddle”

  1. Oh how glad I am that those days are over!! Don’t miss them at all! And the crazy part was, I didn’t really even recognize that I was in a witchy mood. I just knew everything irritated me and got on my nerves. And I would be much more argumentative. Then, thank heavens, POOF!, it was gone!


  2. Poof! Just like waving a wand. It was gone. Well, or I just sort of relaxed into my NEW me. 😀 Not sure my Hubby would agree that it’s gone. tee hee!

    You have, once again, successfully connected our RIDE to life around us. Halloween is the perfect holiday to celebrate our… weirdness??? coolness??? wonderfulness??? Okay, maybe all three.

    Thanks for this fun look at menopause and Halloween. I very much enjoyed the pictures and the poem. Enjoy your Halloween!


  3. Very clever. Love how you do these poems and analogies.
    No power in NJ. Using Matt’s aircard on his computer. Going into city tomorrow w/ him and will stay- have friends in our house- we have a generator (which makes a really irritating noise) but no internet. Lots of trees down everywhere, tree on our house.


    1. Oh no. Yes, go into the city until things get better and good to share house. Thinking of you. Cliff’s brother and wife in Tom’s River. No news from them yet.


  4. Or it can make you feel like a zombie (insert Halloween zombie picture here)!?

    I don’t pretend to know much about menopause, but I think I learned quite a bit through this post 🙂


    1. Gosh I’d wish I’d had a zombie photo to insert. I saw darling mechanical zombies at Walmart this year. Should have gotten one.


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