According to dictionary.com , it means
1.the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it: the pressure of earth against a wall.
2.Physics. force per unit area. Symbol: PCompare stress (def. 6).
3.Meteorology. atmospheric pressure.
4.Electricity. electromotive force.
5.the state of being pressed or compressed.
6.harassment; oppression: the pressures of daily life.
7.a constraining or compelling force or influence: the social pressures of city life; financial pressure.
8.urgency, as of affairs or business: He works well under pressure.
9.Obsolete. that which is impressed.
–verb (used with object)
10.to force (someone) toward a particular end; influence: They pressured him into accepting the contract.
I’ve been feeling pressure lately. And not just any kind of pressure. I have been feeling at least 3, if not 4, of these definitions.
“In the state of being pressed.”
Literally: my superstars like to sit on me and smash me like a pancake.
It might not be so bad if my stomach had a few more muscles–by that I mean at least ONE toned muscle–that wouldn’t smoosh itself under the weight of my skin-crawling superstars.
If Wordgirl says my name ONE MORE TIME, so help me! I can be staring right at her for 30 seconds, but she will continue to say, “Mama? Mama. Mama! Mama? Mama. Mama!”
“WHAT IS IT? I’M LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU!”
If that isn’t the definition of harassment, I don’t know what is.
“A constraining or compelling force or influence.”
I have been feeling guilty because I need to play with my superstars! I know one day they will be all grown up and they won’t want to play with me like they do right now. This compelling force is driving me to insanity, though! If I am constantly playing with my superstars, when do I feed them? Which leads me to my next point.
“Urgency, as of affairs or business”
If we don’t eat before 6:00 pm, Dash goes into major meltdown mode!
MAJOR. MELTDOWN MODE!
Again, I must say I am not exaggerating. (I know you believe that I am, but I’m not).
It’s like from 4:00-6:00 we have to be constantly feeding this little animal so that we can be a normal functioning family, but if we feed him too much, THEN he won’t eat supper.
Soooo, I feel the pressure to play with my superstars to the point of not feeding them, but if I don’t have food ready to go before the allotted time, I feel the pressure to fix that problem.
Oh, and don’t forget, I still haven’t given Fourdatzky a Non-Comic Book Superhero name.
Definition #9 –“that which is impressed.”
Names say a lot about someone and a nickname even more so!
I still need to hear from some of you about the GiveAway that you won! You can get my email address under “Contacting Me.” There were only 8 of you who commented so if you think you won, you probably did. Crystal, Laura, Leah, Tammy