For @komadoriwonder who could use a pick me up who some cute/healthy batfam coping mechanisms.
- When Stephanie is upset, her natural response is to isolate herself which usually only makes her feel worse. The other Bats usually pick up when she starts avoiding them so they just attach themselves to her. Cass asks for Steph’s help with girly stuff which makes Steph feel happy and useful, Jason will kick open her door with her favorite takeout and binge cooking shows with her, Tim will just sit with and chat about nothing or sometimes in silence as a calming presence.
- When Dick is feeling sad he likes to cook. He remembers that his mom and later Alfred used to make him delicious, comforting meals. He’s not an amazing chef, not like Jay and Alfie, but when he puts the time and effort into it, he can be pretty good. By the time he’s halfway through, he’s usually feeling better and is inviting as many people as he can over to share the meal. Partially cause he wants company and also he’s bad with portions and makes way too much.
- Cass likes to dance when she’s feeling down. She likes being around others but sometimes she likes to just be by herself. To immerse herself in her art and to lose herself to her skills and her grace being used for beauty instead of hurting people. It’s deeply personal for her and she only really lets go when she’s alone.
- Tim puts on his music and he puts in on loud. He can’t really be upset when he’s jamming to his old favorites. He’ll start off working an pretty soon will be tapping to the beat and then he’ll be up doing air guitar and dancing around his apartment. Bruce, being the paranoid due he is, has cameras in all his kids places and will look and see Tim doing this incredible air guitar solo. It alerts B that his boy must be feeling a little down and he makes sure to schedule some time to see and talk to Tim which usually helps both of them feel better.