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Inquiring minds want to know.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
But seriously. I do feel like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"> before my moon, and I have a good sense of humor about it.<br><br>
I am in touch with my inner bee-atch...<br><br>
...but I don't feel that way <b>during</b> Auntie Flow's visits.<br><br>
Other MDC friends said we should have a discussion about giving the AF smilie a make-over, so here's the thread. What do you think?<br><br>
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it might be scarier if it is smiling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have no answers, just opinions. And on the AF smilie, mine is this: She's a bad-ass and when she's around, she demands respect.
 

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i completely agree!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have no answers, just opinions. And on the AF smilie, mine is this: She's a bad-ass and when she's around, she demands respect.</div>
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Yes! That's my feeling on it, too. But I can see the side of wanting an additional representation...
 

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That's the way she looks before she opens her mouth to take a big chomp out of your backside. She really is a PITA.
 

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I think we need a nice af smiley too...... one that represents the moon cycle and connection to the earth and life giving too... we could keep her for PMS heh
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's the way she looks before she opens her mouth to take a big chomp out of your backside. She really is a PITA.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That's why I am glad she has been in my neighborhood, but still hasn't visited my house yet since dc3's birth! "Auntie Flow"'s nemesis is "Mama Milk"!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think we need a nice af smiley too...... one that represents the moon cycle and connection to the earth and life giving too... we could keep her for PMS heh</div>
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We could have a moon smilie and use that for the good aspects of AF. Just a thought....
 

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I don't think we should get rid of the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"> smilie (bitchie?) Adding another one is a good idea though.
 

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back in the days i wish to forget, my AF was very much like that, but if you had my problems, you would totally understand.<br><br>
now i just rejoice and celebrate the day that brought me to my life as i know it now: AF free!
 

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I think there should be two smilies/icons to represent AF. One that represents the t-total b*tch she is when she's around...pain, bloating....agony if you will..and the heartbreak AF represents when TTC......I also think there should be yet a different AF smilie/Icon to represent the presence of our moon time and what a special meaning it can have for those who chose to celebrate womanhood.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Just an idea though.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tiptoe">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think we should get rid of the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"> smilie (bitchie?) Adding another one is a good idea though.</div>
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I thought she was angry for the TTC people.<br><br>
Each month when she visits me..she makes a mess but I am sooo happy to see her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I always feel so lucky when I read about the havoc The Aunt can bring to some. For my whole life she's only knocked on my door and maybe stays for a cuppa. She's always gone before her welcome is worn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So an appropriate AF smiley for me might be more like this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> or maybe this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lady.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lady">
 

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I think it's mostly used on the ttc boards, and af is bad news for them. She looks like she's saying "That's it! No baby for you!"
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"> is visiting me right now...and well, the smilie is rather appropriate.<br>
Her visits to my "house" are rather long, painful, and heavy.<br><br>
I think I look like that right about now, too.<br>
I would seriously have no problem having ten more kids, just so that I could be period free until menopause. If I time it right with pregnancies and two years nursing each one...it could work.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Yeah, AF is for TTC. Where she is an unwelcome menace. She's not just Aunt Flo, she's the Aunt Flo who smells of rotten cabbage, pinches cheeks, and then whines about how those kids are out of control and need a good whack.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think we should get rid of the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"> smilie (bitchie?) Adding another one is a good idea though.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think there should be two smilies/icons to represent AF. One that represents the t-total b*tch she is when she's around...pain, bloating....agony if you will..and the heartbreak AF represents when TTC......I also think there should be yet a different AF smilie/Icon to represent the presence of our moon time and what a special meaning it can have for those who chose to celebrate womanhood.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Just an idea though.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tiptoe"></div>
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I totally agree. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I think it is such a special time(and when I have her visit, I am SOOOOO glad!!). It is rough when you are trying to teach your dd's and sons about the beauty of life and the cycles, and those are the ONLY images we see for it...
 
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