Child psychologists say a baby learns
When you drop a bouncing ball,
The ball bounces back up.
Babies, smarter sometimes than grownups,
Know that life has its ups and downs,
And after the down, almost always comes an up!
Some of those ups and downs, if you’re a woman of a certain age, are the moody woes of menopause.
Telling yourself that the ups will come back really is helpful.
If this doesn’t work, try chocolate, a brisk walk, and more chocolate.
Frog: The Frog, name unknown to this grandma, was a baby shower gift of guest blogger Judy Ackley Brown, who writes in this post about rainy days and life.
Chocolate: Make that a tiny bit, each time. Menopause pounds are a real downer.
Poet (of sorts) : Me. I’ve been having fun keeping up with current thinking in child development from Kath, creator of Baby Eats Real Food.
The baby: My grandson Mazen, usually upbeat!