When I'm moody, my family knows it because I withdraw. I want quiet, and lots of it. And if I can't get it, I become tense and irritable on top of the moodiness. When our kids were younger, they knew that when Mom got quiet, it was a quiet storm. They also learned early on not to push my "red buttons" when I was like this, because it could set off my early-B.T.N. (Bed Time Now) system and I would suddenly start ordering everyone into their pajamas and off to bed, regardless of the sunshine beaming through the windows. Wise children, these Taylors. They knew how not to activate the early-B.T.N. system simply by giving me a wide berth and lots of dead air when it was needed. It's a part of human nature to experience mood swings. As one writer put it, some people even experience "the whole mood playground," not just the swings! This article is not designed to be medical advice. We're looking at this from a generalized perspective. If you have be
Devotions addressing the "issues of life," written by Francie Taylor.