Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Midlife crisis

Alex has been crying for three hours. She claims she just realized she's not going to dance for the rest of her life. Which she's known before - I know, because we've talked about it. I don't want to be rude but ... this all seems kind of over-dramatic. Going from room to room, trying to get everyone to agree with how very crushing it is. Refusing to eat dinner because it's all just too sad.

She disagrees. Alex is all "end of an ERA" and talking about being in mourning and anything that has been discussed in front of her has been twisted around to be sad. Josh said it's as if she's having a midlife crisis - that she's woken up and realized there will soon come a day when she doesn't spend four or five hours each day doing what she loves and being in her happy place.

He is a better person than I am. All I want is for at least one sister, if not both, to move out. Plus, to get a dog.

1 comment:

Karen said...

When a parent goes away on a business trip two things happen - the parent who stays home gets to take care of kids who behave amazingly well, and when the travelling parent comes home they get punished for leaving.

Alex is punishing you, no doubt about it. Sure she's sad, it's real, whatever. But the way I see it, this is her emotional reset button being pushed by you being away and then coming home.