My dad, who only sees me around four hours every day, decided that I need to be more stressed about my college plans and grades and standardized test scores, and has started to actively, purposefully contribute to that stress. Even when I try to explain to him how I’m trying to get good scores on the tests, he accuses me of always having a backhanded comeback and making shit up for the sake of arguing. Just because I try not to show my everyday stress because it makes me feel like I’m not in control of myself, much of which he inadvertently contributes to anyway, doesn’t mean that I need him to judge and criticize my academics every time he speaks to me.
When I try to read or write anything over summer vacation
When you overhear someone insulting a show you worked on
When someone says that theatre people can be a little crazy