Back in the old days, before we were married, 'That Time' of the month was a little more bearable. For the most part she was still worried about keeping me, so she did her best to remain civilized to me, but mostly kept away. Of course, I was willing to withstand a certain amount of insanity because, after all, fair is fair and I'm sure there are times when I'm hard to live with. Once we were married, she was a lot less afraid of losing me, so she let her wrath out on me more often than not. But if things got bad, I could always just leave and go to a movie or go out with the guys and let her club baby seals or bury puppies alive or whatever women do when they're alone during 'That Time' of the month. But now that we have kids, I can't abandon them and leave them with her, as she is just as irrational with them as she is with me, only they can't stand up for themselves because, of course, psychomom is NEVER wrong! So now the children and I are doomed to live out this week every month with little hope of sanity breaking into our lives. And of course we're not allowed to go out without her because 'We're being ridiculous and there's no reason she can't come along'... And I can't talk her into going shopping or to a movie by herself to give us a little breather either, because of course, there's nothing wrong with HER, it's just 'us' that are being unreasonable. Oh Dear God Help Me!