When one is a Calmly Dysfunctional Processional such as me…I have learned to adapt and recognize the ebb and flow in the tides of pandemonium!

As I have written before in a blog called “It Might Have Been A Dream.” Every once in a while I slide down the rabbit hole into unreality because the events unfolding seems surreal!

“Pooh and the Hundred Acer Woods” was no help with this uplifting dysfunctional moment but I do know that the “Wise Old Owl” would have most likely hooted a warning!

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!”

Be wary of the holiday mother looking backwards through the looking-glass void of conscience and never accepts blame because the holiday mother is a “Jubjub bird” in disguise!

Suddenly a loud piercing ring echoed through the house and the children scatter as the “Jubjub bird” swoops except for one young child who boldly talks to the strange creature with “eyes aflame!”

The “Jubjbub bird” attempts to lull the young child away by singing a song… but the song was a combination of high pitched caterwauling mingled with low guttural mumbling sounds that made absolutely no sense to the child!

The child though “Mad as a Hatter!” “Mad as a Hatter!” But the child worried!
Would the “Jubjub bird” be “Mad as a Hatter” -at her if she angers the bird by not listening to her song?

Should I peek out of the rabbit hole? No, not yet because it is easier to understand the “Jubjub bird” when clocked in the madness!

When the child flees… the “Jubjub bird” cleverly attempts to appease the “King of Heart” (who protects the child) by telling him that she was only soothing the child by signing a song!

The “King of Hearts” told the “Jubjub bird” that “YOU WOULD NOT KNOW HOW TO SING A SONG IF IT BIT HER ON THE ASS!”

“OH!” “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!”


Oh, my goodness, gracious how could I have forgotten that I DON’T HAVE A THERAPIST!

Om, Om, Om,

Child defused from feeling at fault for not wanting to listen to the singing… along with being scared, and confused!

Red lights flashing! Situation averted….STAND DOWN!

Om, Om, Om,

Ebb and Flow! Ebb and Flow!

“Just keep swimming!” “Just keep swimming!”

Donna Faye, CDP