Tuesday, July 19, 2016

72. Not Sure How I Feel About That
While Mikey was at his evaluation, Tiffany was packing for Florida, and Devin was off trying to patch things up with Lori.  Sheila felt a twinge of sadness, even though she knew they’d all be together again soon. 

When Sheila was growing up her mother had insisted everyone be happy. According to her mother unhappiness made her father drink and she didn’t want them triggering another binge.  The only time they were allowed to be anything other than happy was when her father was already angry or sad.  Then they had to be angry or sad, agreeing with whatever reason he had for being that way. Sheila spent years worrying she wasn’t feeling the way she should.  Worrying sucked the happiness from the good times and made the bad times worse.

As an adult, Sheila had learned not to judge how she felt.  She managed a smile, thinking, ‘the only reason I’m so sad is because they’re so much fun when we’re all together.’

Today I will enjoy the good times, deal with the bad, and not worry about how I’m supposed to feel.

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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