My son gets too upset!
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|Wed, 08-06-2003 - 3:31pm|
It just that he totally overreacts to the most trivial thing.
He asked me to look after his house while he was gone and I also was feeding my granddaughter's fish. So while I was watering the flowers I turned his stereo on. Of course nowadays stereos don't have a "power" button so I had to push a few before the thing came on. Then I wanted to watch something on TV so I just turned the volume down on the stereo and forgot all about it!
They got back last Sunday and then he phoned me, ranting and raving about "who had been listening to his stereo and why was the volume turned right down". Now I could see this reaction if I had taken a sledgehammer to the thing. But honestly in the big picture of things - was it very important?
My granddaughter and I went for a walk this morning and then we came back here to swim in my pool. Dad phoned and said he was picking her up and she asked him to bring her a cooler t-shirt. Anyway, he came busting through the door shouting and yelling becuase she wasn't ready when he got here! I had assumed that he would come in becuase she had to change her shirt. He went stomping out the front door and slammed it behind him!
I suppose some people would say I shouldn't put up with this kind of behaviour, but I just feel sorry for him. I suppose he isn't very happy with the way life has gone for him although if his ex decided to stay away for ever, I am sure he would be 100% happier.
I think I feel that a person cannot be very happy in themself to behave like this. I just wonder if there is something I can say to him because overreacting to trivialities like he does - I would just think it would make a person more unhappy.
What do you all think?