SD18 has issues 2 days in on the new job
SD18 got a job working with kids at a summer camp. Dh and I thought this would be great for her since she loves kids, and they bring her out of her shell. Nope. Two days in on the part-time job and she comes home in a foul mood. Dh fixes us both a nice dinner, and 10 minutes before its done she eats the last bag of my popcorn that I buy for work ( I got zero of it.) She messes over her food and says she is not hungry. We ask her how her day was. She puts on the stinkface and says "um. ok I guess."
Later DH has a one-on-one talk with her and tells me the family is going to have a "round table" at dinner the next day to "help her figure out how to deal with her problems with her new job." I ask what the problems are, and he is at a loss for words. He finally says "I think she has a problem with ALL authority figures. She doesn' like being told what to do." He says this with a straight face, so I ask what set her off, specifically? He says "As a team building activity, all the camp counselors had to do 10 jumping jacks together to get their energy up for the kids." SD18 thought this was ridiculous. While I agree, being forced to do jumping jacks is not my favorite activity, I can tell you I would have done it and not complained, because that is part of the job - and sometimes in life, we have to do things we don't enjoy.
DH asked if i would participate. I said yes, but she won't like what I have to say. I also think her sister is going to tell her to grin and bear it, too. Everyone is getting tired of her shite.
I just can't pretend to sugarcoat things anymore for her. If she won't get evaluated for her mental problems, then she can at least hear what I have to say. I am not living in her fairy tale world anymore. She actually said last night that she thinks her problem is "not enough serotonin in my brain." I said to her "Well, antidepressants are pretty easy to come by these days, after all, I take MINE every day." Smile. Yup. Awkward silence. The message I am trying to get across to her here is "face your problems, don't hide from them."
How much do you want to bet she will quit her job this week?