The other thread got me thinking about a situation that comes up all the time, and I don't know how to handle it.
The Hawk's mom, Hawkmomma, is a wonderful woman. I love her dearly - I actually call her "mom", which I have never EVER done with a partner's mother before. She is kind, loving, and a wonderful mother to her sons, and to me.
Hawkmomma is a crier. I do not exaggerate when I say that every single interaction I have ever had with her over the past several years has involved her crying:
She cries when she says hello and hasn't seen you for a while.
She cries when saying goodbye (even if we're getting together the next day).
She cries when telling stories about when The Hawk was little.
She cries when talking about family.
She cries when talking TO family.
She cries if we aren't together for holidays.
She cries when we ARE together for holidays.
I could go on, but I hope I'm getting the point across.
Hawkmomma knows she's a crier - we all lovingly joke about it, including her.
The real issue is me; I find it incredibly annoying (in a loving way) that she literally cries all the time. I cry when I'm sad, or happy, or angry, or sympathetically when someone I love is deeply upset. But when someone cries describing the housecoat they got for Christmas (not kidding, actual example)... I have a hard time not getting irritated. I have no idea why, but I do know that it is starting to show.
I have spoken with Hawkmomma about her crying before - she doesn't know why she does it, she just does. She says she always has, but The Hawk, his brother, and their dad say they don't remember her being like this always.
So on to the actual questions (internet cookies & milk for all reading!):
Is there an eHell-approved way to say to Hawkmomma that I think she should look into WHY she cries? Or is it none of my business? Or is there another way to face this?