Do you have a drop kit? Most of us have play bags, that we take with us to the clubs or keep at home in a special place just for when we want to scene. We have our aftercare bags all set up for when we do scene, but what about your drop kit? Have you thought about it? Many of us don't think about going through drop until it is actually happening to us.
So what should you have in your drop kit and what should it look like??? Well....that all depends on you, really i mean it. Not everyone gets subdrop, but from those of us who do get it we know hard it can be and what an emotional roller coaster it is. With that being said, what are the things that comfort you the most when you are sad? What are the things that you use to self sooth? What movies do you like to watch when you are in little space that make you happy? What are your favorite snacks? These are the things that you will need in your drop kit, along with your favorite blankie and stuffies to keep you company if Daddy/Mommy can't be there because of work or something.
i know for me personally, i don't start to drop until about two days after an intense scene and that means that Daddy is usually working and can't take all of the time that i want for Him to cuddle and watch movies with me. So i set up in the bed with my stuffies, my blankie, watch movies and eat my favorite snacks until He gets done. For me subdrop makes me tired and cranky, sometimes i will laugh and cry at the same time, at others i just feel like i have a really bad case of pms....other times i don't get subdrop at all. i never know when or if it's going to happen to me but i do know that i need to be prepared in case it does.
Another thing that most people don't even think about is Con drop, for those of us who go to and attend any type of large event that lasts more than a day then you will probably have some sort of energy drop from it. i know for me personally i crash out for a couple of days after a huge event. Most of the large events in this area are 3 1/2 to 4 days long with either dungeons or parties most nights or both, along with classes during the day. So we end up not getting a lot of sleep and we are expending a lot of energy during the day and night either seeing our friends, attending class or playing in the dungeon. At the end i'm usually pretty tired but the next day is when it really catches up with me.
One last note but the most important thing that you should remember, whether it be just regular subdrop or Con drop, please do NOT for any reason have major discussions during this time, people have a tendency to say and do things that they normally wouldn't do when their this droppy. Wait a few days and revisit the subject and see how you feel about things. i can't tell you the number of times that this has happened, that we have started a conversation on the ride home just to stop and say this might not be a great idea to discuss this right now, then pick it up a few days later from a fresh perspective and clear head. We have also done the opposite and had major discussions and them turn out to be horrible in the end when they normally wouldn't have been.
i hope that this has given you all some food for thought as you head out to your next event.