Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jada and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


It's been a rough week for our sensitive Jada. First, her pre-sleep bedtime time was abruptly interrupted by the sighting of a daddy long legs spider in her room, which caused her to immediately run upstairs, shrieking. It took several minutes to calm her down and get her to resettle herself on her bed.

The next night, another crying jag. This time, she couldn't locate something in her mess of blankets, and cried for Amy for several minutes. At first, we were going to let her cry it out, but it did not appear she was going to let up, so Amy went in, quickly located the item, and Jada was fine for the rest of the night.

The next evening was the most tumultuous roller-coaster. Apparently, many of her classmates were wearing Phillies shirts to school, since it was the day of Game 1 of the World Series. Jada has a lot of trouble when she feels left out of something, and so the experience of everyone wearing red and her not matching was very upsetting for her. We weren't completely sympathetic: while we tried to console her, we also wanted to make sure she understood that you can't always have everything you want in life.

The rest of the day for her snowballed from there. She lost her hat, which Amy had handmade. She was upset that the top of our jack-o-lantern on our front porch was missing. She was itchy from lots of bug bites on her chest. She even bumped her head on the faucet at the end of her bath. By our pre-bedtime Bible story time, she was a crying heap.

Amy made things better when she took Jada to bed, singing extra pretty and making sure everything in her room was nicely set up. But some days, no matter how tender your Mama is, are just bad days. Oh well, hopefully a good night sleep will be enough to bring back the spunky Jada we know and love.
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