I have to talk quietly. Water Lily has had a rough week and I do not want to gain her attention. She hates to admit it, but she has had a rough week. She likes to think that everything is not so bad. Each day is o.k. It’s fine. Every week is alright because, it could have been worse.
This week seemed to conclude in a perfect storm. She was tired and her body weary. She was gifted with extra hormones and impressive contractions off and on for days. She was hurt in a relationship and her emotions stampeded between the perceived betrayal and resulting fury doused with disbelief. She then performed a most brilliant melt down to her little gang of friends. But she was not done.
For finally, in a grand conclusion, she raised her voice at another human being. Oh Diary, can I be honest with you? Water Lily … she more hollered at such a pitch, not heard for what I can estimate for some 17 or 18 years. And the frustration, no, anger that bellowed out of her mouth! I was embarrassed for her.
She was shaking and I could not console her. To be honest, she wanted nothing to do with me. That woman wanted no part of what I had to say. She is so ungrateful. I mean really. I am there for her when no one else cares to listen to her gab on. I stand by her side and cheer her on when the husband thinks she is wrong and she is not. I help her find a place to hide in the house when the kid has maxed out the 17,000 questions per day limit. As I have been a constant support to her, you would think she would turn to me in times of distress.
I tell you, that Water Lily is quite a handful and frankly, I get tired of her and her antics. Her demands are constant and her expectations high. But still, it was hard not to feel sorry for her. Even after all of that, when her mother asked how her day was, she said, “It was fine. I got through it; got some work done. Moving on to the weekend.” She could not bring her self to say, “I so blew it!” “This week was tough.” “I think I might need to take a break.”
I don’t know what to do. I have tried to work with her but she can be difficult. I might need to change my tactic. One thought I had was….OH GREAT! She is looking at us. She knows we are talking about her. Act natural.