What it takes to enjoy being around SD
A few weeks ago was my grandpa's 75th birthday. Usually I try to avoid bringing SD to family events so that they can be more enjoyable, but there was no avoiding it this time.
I have one cousin that I'm fairly close to that was there and the entire time she was talking to the kids, SD in particular. I mean the rest of my family will talk to SD and be polite and say hi etc but most adults dont spend the entire gathering talking just to one of the kids like she did. And then when I went over to talk to her she was way excited about SD and kept going on and on about how wonderful SD was and how it she had a birthday party she was going to invite SD and ODS and she wanted to babysit them so badly etc. I found this kind of odd and annoying but didnt put a ton of thought into it.
My mom messaged me the other night asking if that cousin had called me because apparently shes severely mentally I'll and displaying signs of having the types of psychotic breaks that my aunt (her mom) had and she ran away when she was supposed to go check herself in to treatment. Some of the psychosis involved obsessing over her niece and nephew and trying to keep everyone else away from them claiming basically everyone that came into contact with them was abusing them, etc.
So while I'm concerned about my cousin, I couldn't help but think "so that's what it takes to enjoy being around SD. "
I guess I'm probably screwed then.