Seems so simple in theory.
Very hard to do. I always get caught off guard.
Sometimes her face is like a two sided sign...one side happy face, randomly flip it over and sad face with black cloud.
Changes on a whim. Back and forth.
By the time I think of what to say, her mood changes again!
But when she got out of work the other day I think I did ok.
Picked her up from work...black cloud...she gets into the car.
d17- Ugh...work was awful and I hate my boss. She yells at me for everything. All I did was what the other girl told me and my boss yelled at me because she thinks I rolled my eyes (she does roll her eyes)
me: wow...sounds like you had a hard time at work
d17: yeah...and it's only me that gets in trouble. everyone else is friends with the boss and they even go to her house for parties. (Not that I would even like to go to a party at her house, so I don't really care) but she is so rude!
me: so does that make you feel kinda singled out?
d17: no..because she yells at everyone (opposite of what she said earlier)
me: well..sorry you had such a tough day, work can be like that sometimes
d17: did you make dinner? I haven't had a warm meal in a month (grumpily)
me: (secretly inside thinking I can't STAND it, she just never will join us for dinner) no I didn't cook today but I grocery shopped and there is lots of good stuff to eat...even spagettios (joke) she isn't fond of those. She giggled a little.
d17: total topic change to something random she saw while driving. escalation averted.
I'm not sure if I am doing it right but it sure is tiring.