you know what? sometimes it isn't about you.
i have a couple friends who overreact. hell, we all overreact. but it seems to be running rampant lately.
my one friend...she's a hypochondriac. i haven't talked to her in 7 yrs on the phone when the conversation hasn't started with some account of a physical complaint. some of her ailments are real, but sometimes i wonder if most of them aren't just cries for attention. or if she's just so used to complaining, it comes natural to her, and she wouldn't have anything to talk about if she didn't complain! or, she's just crying out for attention...and figures this is the only way to get it. i don't know. i know she's under a therapists care...but sheesh.
my other friend has 2 young kids...boys. both with very large personalities at almost 2 and almost 5 and sometimes she gets overwhelmed. maybe i can't specifically relate, but we certainly can understand that. but, when she comes out with us, for coffee, dinner, whatever - adult gatherings - she brings her kids - who kind of need supervision and she doesn't realize that we're not there to babysit her kids to give her a break. we're there to all reconnect with each other - which doesn't happen often. most times, she sort of just dumps them where we are, but, doesn't really keep an eye on them. frankly, hardly pays attention to them. so...when the kids get into stuff, or get loud and one of us tries to stop the madness - she gets upset, as if we're criticizing her, when we're just saying perhaps that they should be careful, and maybe we (ok, really SHE) need(s) to pay more attention. she immediately jumps up, and leaves immediately. and suddenly, we her friends, are the bad guys because we aren't bringing our kids to adult get togethers, or we aren't taking the responsibility of watching her kids' every move!!
we know she has it hard. her husband doesn't help much. doesn't make things easy. but...i think it would behoove her to find a reliable babysitter or two, so she can have a break, and so that she can get away now and then. you know?
and then there's my hubby. whom i adore. but you look crosseyed NEAR him and he can take it the wrong way - as if i (or whomever) is commenting something negative about him. sometimes, he is soooo overly sensitive and overreacts - i hardly can breathe without doing it the wrong way. LOL. oh, but i love him. life is a real, real test sometimes.
got some peeves about me? ok. let me have 'em. LOL i can take it. i promise i won't overreact. ;)