I’m not sure when it started but sometime in the last ten years or so, all of a sudden I developed a terrible gag reflex. No really. I know, it’s hard for me to even type the words myself without giggling because it seems so ridiculous, but I swear it happens to me. Alot. My 11yo daughter says this is not a real “thing” though and that I’m just being dramatic. Fair enough, it’s not the first time I’ve been called dramatic but I prefer to say…I just have alot of personality. 😉
Speaking of said 11 year old daughter, when I was pregnant with her was the first time it ever happened. I was grocery shopping and I walked by the meat department and took a whiff and that was it. I started gagging and turned right around and walked on out of the store.
When I had my Atlanta morning radio show, our producer Casey gagged over everything. But he, like me is also pretty dramatic so I couldn’t tell half of the time if he was being real or just trying to be funny. But, every time he did gag, it made me gag. It was like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the gagging twins.
It mostly happens when I smell something really bad (ie. a bad baby poo diaper) or if I drive past roadkill. I try so hard not to do it too but I can’t help it. My husband Eric used to roll his eyes but now he’s just used to it. I can’t even clean up after our puppy Loki because of it. Well at least that’s what I “told” my hubster. HA! I kid, but really, when I do clean up his poo, I’m practically bent over on the sidewalk gagging.
My daughter and I laughed and laughed about it today when I did it this morning on the way to school so I told her that Mommy was gonna write about it and ask her friends if this was a real thing or not. So PLEASE PLEASE tell me this is a real thing and I’m not the only one this happens to.
Thank you. That is all.
XO Surviving Mommy