Same friend sends me this message...in response to my message telling her that her emails make me giggle because I am alternately (1) annoyed and want to tell her to shut up and (2) amused to the point that my face hurts from laughing.
Yes, completely annoying but in a funny way... that is what I'm aiming for. Seriously, what can I possibly tell you that will make a big difference? You've had a completely crappy two years. Not a whole lot of conversations to include that... "Hey, Catherine, still feeling bad about your two dead sons? Still trying to figure out how to raise your living child without completely smothering him and/or ignoring him so as not to get too involved? Great! I had chicken for lunch!"
So I hope you understand that I'm trying to be 1)truly caring and 2)a little light-hearted in the hopes that somehow it might make you feel a bit better for a moment. A little laughter helps me out. If it gets too much on the annoying side, just let me know and I'll leave you alone.
Yes, she's suffered a loss...So it's funnier coming from her. But I guess she's got a point. Exactly what can I expect from people by way of conversation? If I talk about "IT" then I am scary sad. If I don't talk about "IT" then I am they creepy lady who isn't sad over her two dead sons. I must terrify the shit out of "normal" people.