My sweet baby is going through a phase. Its not a good one, either. She is scared and worried. Having gone through this already with the big brother, I know what is in store and its not going to be fun. I can remember being scared at different points in my childhood and it hurts my heart for my kids. But its just a phase and it will pass.
I can see it in her eyes. She is not the happy, independent girl she has portrayed in the past. She is scared and cries at school. She says she needs me to "save her". Dramatic? Yes. Heartbreaking? Yes. It has been going on for a little over a week. The only thing I can connect it with is that she had to be picked up early because of an ear infection. She is also scared to go to sleep. She has never been a napper, but you could always count on her to sleep a solid twelve hours. Now she is fighting going to bed at night and not sleeping through the night. My only solution is to put her in the bed with us. I don't think thats the wrong thing to do, but I also don't think its the right thing to do. I mean, I already have big brother on the couch downstairs. Is she trying to take the love seat? I'm sure she is just becoming more aware of her surroundings. I just wish they weren't upsetting her so bad.