As so many already know, I live with my older brother who was diagnosed Sz when he was 17 and I was 6. It’s been an amazing childhood growing up with him.
These past few days have been rather hard for me due to large family dynamic. It’s usually my job as a care giver to keep the drama away from our door. But lately I haven’t been doing a very good job of it and my brother, the man I’ve been the care giver for; has become the caregiver recently.
Half of me wants to cut loose and just vent loud and long about what has made me so frustrated, angry and sad. But I don’t feel right wallowing.
He doesn’t let himself do it, I would feel very guilty if I did it. So instead of yelling angrily about what has me so mad, I have decided to try and focus on the funny. What’s funny today?
To cheer me up, my brother has super glued a new dollar coin to the sidewalk in front of our walk way. So far 13 people have spent a long time trying to pry it up. One guy even came back with a putty knife.
He also put a fake stuffed dog in his car, looking out. It’s a very realistic looking mini-beagle. The bark on the tape recorder is of a German Shepherd. That has made people stop and take a second look.
The more I focus on the funny, the less angry I am.
Thank you for letting me post.
What makes others smile?