Can you say “Drama Queen”?

I’ve had the blessing of having my nine-teen year old daughter in town for a week. We’ve had a wonderful time going to Chicago and seeing all the festivities and “hoop-la”. I preparing now to take her to the airport to go back home (Alabama).

I’m sad because I don’t get to see her that often yet am physically exhausted because of the drama. If any of you have had the privilege of dealing with a teen-age daughter, I’m sure you can relate. And yet, I think of other kin, such as my own grandmother, who were also drama-queens at one time or other.

I love dissecting words and seeing their true meanings so I thought I would look up the words “Drama Queen” in the Urban Dictionary (something that comes in handy while dealing with teenagers). I give you the definition:

Drama Queen – someone who turns something unimportant into a major deal. Someone who blows things way out of proportion when ever the chance is given. Someone who angst about the littlest things, the most unlikely possibilities, and who spasses out about the most ridiculously unimportant matters.

Now, with that being said, I’m sure there are a lot of folks that come to mind! I know I can think of several.

Some of us in our caregiving journey just have to face the fact that we will have drama in our lives, be it with our children, our parents or our grandparents (or our spouses). We must learn to not get pulled into the drama or we will remain in a perpetual state of depression, anxiety and feeling a roller coaster ride of emotions as if we are handcuffed to the DRAMA QUEEN or KING on a ride at fair.

We must be able to have a retreat, be it physically getting away or mentally re-grouping.

It is crucial for our well-being.

About Sue Salach

Sue has a Master's degree in Gerontology and has worked with the elderly and their families for over 30 years and is the Author of "Along Comes Grandpa", a caregiving resource guide, and the novel "If I Walked in Her Shoes". As an ElderCare Expert and Keynote Speaker, Sue employs her comprehensive experience and passion, to educate and promote self-care values to family caregivers and the community at large.
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2 Responses to Can you say “Drama Queen”?

  1. susan avello says:

    Thanks Lorrie, we had fun making the gingerbread house at your place….:) She liked you too!


  2. Lorrie says:

    I know a few drama queens:) But I really liked your daughter…she was fun!


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