As a runner, I am used to stomach pains. I get them more often than I would like. Sometimes, I can run through them. Sometimes, I can't and I would rather stop running than risk "ruining the skirt."
I'm not always sure what causes these pains. Maybe I ate too much. Or too little. It might be nerves. Or dehydration. Or caused by a bunch of other things that I can't really explain.
What I never considered was that my stomach pains might be caused by the people around me. More specifically, the people singing around me. I didn't even realize that other people's singing could have that kind of effect. But, apparently, it can. Because last night, Doodle said to me ...
"Mom. Stop singing. It makes my stomach hurt."
Really, Doodle? I know I don't have the greatest voice. And maybe if you heard me for long enough you might get a headache. But stomach pains? How is that even possible?