Just tell me it isn't happening.
Tell me that the girl hasn't started going back to her habits from last spring/summer/early fall.
Let me live in denial.
I'm a mom. I worry. I know that. I often worry unnecessarily. I know that, too. But she (and all of us!) had been so HAPPY. And while *I* haven't changed my parenting style one iota - that I'm aware of - and her teacher or classmates haven't changed anything - that I'm aware of - the girl suddenly doesn't want to take art class (the same Young Rembrandts art class she attended quite cheerfully before Christmas break)... and is latching onto my leg and fussing for no discernible reason... and coming home saying that school is horrible and nobody will play with her... and crying her heart out because she feels that her age-appropriate drawings aren't good enough and somehow that makes her a bad person...
and I worry more.
I could use a few positive thoughts thrown my way, if you can spare them. We already had a three-month check-up scheduled with the pdoc (pediatric psychiatrist) in early February (she doesn't know this), so I'm just hoping that she's coming down with something or is just having a bad week.
I'm trying to see the positive. I'm making sure my questions to her are geared to that end (i.e. "Did you have another great day at school today?" or "Tell me about what you're working on in class!"), but... yeah.
Hopefully I'll have a happier post tomorrow. The son of one of my good friends is turning ONE! What can be wrong with that?