Humor is ridiculously important….
obviously I think that.
I think humor allows us to take some power back…to stop taking it all so damn SERIOUSLY all the time.
I mean yeah for sure it is serious stuff.
But we all KNOW that it is serious.
We all feel that it is serious
But you gotta laugh at some of it.
I mean some of it is kind of funny…..
But in some moods and especially when newly diagnosed it can be really hard to see anything funny…..
Which is why I am in love with this woman and her tuna fish joke!
It bangs this nail….
right on the head.
Because it is what we do….
Did I do this because I am Bipolar or because I have ADHD or do I just really have to pee right now?
I have been following the journey of this couple and if you have not….the wife has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar and therefore has embarked on the treacherous post dx journey towards understanding acceptance awareness and all kinds of shit like that.
So it made my heart soar to see this post today.
Not only because it made me smile…and think
HA so True!
but also because it is a window into another
beautiful quirky witty Bipolar soul….
(Dear wife! I know I said Bipolar…don’t think of it as a label! Think of it as a flattering adjective 😉 )
My wife is funny. My wife is brave. My wife is amazing.
Despite all the pain, confusion and struggles with the acceptance of having a mood disorder label, such as depression, she find opportunities to share her ambivalent openness to it actually being true. Here are 2 examples, which she approved for sharing:
Recent Whatsapp chat messages that she wrote (in less than 2 minutes), regarding 10 tins of tuna that we ended up having, after not coordinating the shopping between us.
Is 10 cans of tuna fish a sign of:
f) fear if famine
h) lack of communication
i) was on special (discounted)
j) for making tuna patties (lots of them)
k) need tins for a school project
l) having a business luncheon at our house with tuna and cheese melts
m) to give me a project to do a…
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