27 December 2009

my sister cried at the mid-december family christmas thing after i talked about the kind of work i'd been looking in to, and she cried again about her thighs as we were getting dressed to go out for christmas. i put on goofy looking northern striped tights that didn't really match with the same dress. i don't think it helped. it was awful.

4 comments:

Mad Bird said...

Wait, I'm confused. Why did she cry about your work you're looking into?

And then if your stockings didn't help, are you very much smaller than her, or is she very much bigger than you? (I know that sounds like it didn't make sense, but I mean in respect to an average-sized person).

wrenna said...

i think more than anything she interprets the world in a very emotional way. everything is emotional to her. i think it must get overwhelming for her pretty quickly. it's constantly coming out in the way she speaks and making it difficult for her to think in anything but immediate terms, and then she gets overwhelmed and just reacts. i've always been an easy target when she gets to that point. she's sick and tired and having trouble asking for time off work where people depend on her quite heavily. i don't remember her being so much like this while we were growing up. later she went through a period of bad self-harm, and i'd way rather see and hear her tumult than not. when it gets this bad i wonder whether her doctor is some sort of sociopath.

Mad Bird said...

Oooooooohhhhhhh...

Misinterpretation of post.

Gotcha.

Sad. I feel for your sister.

wrenna said...

yeah, it really sucks for her right now. i think i was unclear, in my narcissistic way.