LORI. Blogger, wife, mother, wrangler of cats, your hostess at In Pursuit of Martha Points.
KATIE. The effervescent writer of Sluiter Nation. Also one of the hosts of The Red Dress Club. Recently discussing some changes to her health regimen in anticipation of growing her family.
KATIE. Daughter of NICHOLE.
Direct Message exchange between LORI and NICHOLE who have not chatted in several days.
LORI: How have you been, sweet one?
Lori thinks: I could really use a donut.
NICHOLE: Stressed. So stressed.
Nichole thinks: Maybe I can get a Starbucks later. Caffeine’ll help, right?
LORI: Over what? The blog? The kids?
Lori thinks: Oooh! Gossip! Yay!
NICHOLE: Over the memoir prompt for TRDC, and Katie’s going through something right now that I’m worried about.
Nichole thinks: I wonder if Matthew is putting Cheerios in his socks?
LORI: Oh no!
Lori thinks: Nichole is such an amazing friend.
NICHOLE: She’s become super emotional with huge mood swings.
Nichole thinks: She knows I’m not talking about myself, right?
LORI: That’s not good!
Lori thinks: I didn’t realize Katie was losing it that badly.
NICHOLE: I’ve tried to talk to her about the fact that it’s ok to be angry, but that we need tools to express anger in a good way.
Nichole thinks: Maybe I can make margaritas during naptime.
LORI: That’s a big problem.
Lori thinks: Wow, Nichole is being REALLY patronizing.
NICHOLE: But it doesn’t seem to be helping.
Nichole thinks: I hope I’m not coming off too “Toddlers and Tiaras.”
LORI: She was going to have her medication tapered. Did she do that?
Lori thinks: I wonder if Nichole is going to have to do an intervention. Like on Celebrity Rehab but without famous people.
NICHOLE: She’s never been on medication.
Nichole thinks: What the hell is she talking about? She knows Katie’s not on medication! For god’s sake, she’s three years old!
LORI: I’m confused, I must have read the blog too quickly.
Lori thinks: Ok, maybe Katie is totally messing with us. Maybe it’s all an act. Maybe she has that syndrome where you fake being sick and German!
NICHOLE: No, no medication.
Nichole thinks: I’ve never written anything like that! Oh my god, she’s come completely unhinged. I’m going to need to write Himself and let him know. Maybe she should go to a doctor.
LORI: Wasn’t she thinking about getting pregnant again?
Long pause from Nichole.
NICHOLE: I was talking about MY Katie.
Long pause from Lori.
LORI: So, probably not trying to get pregnant, then.
NOTE: All parties involved gave consent to be featured in this post. Except Katie. The not-pregnant Katie. Not the not-yet-pregnant-Katie. The not-in-any-way-possible-pregnant-Katie.