Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Chase was rolling around on the floor yesterday. No particular reason, it seemed. Just couldn't get up. And then she stood up and came over to me. Hung on me. Really hard. I sat down. She cuddled up to me in a way that made me feel as though I was going to be pressed right through the couch.

"What's up?" I asked her.
No response.
"Are you angry?"
A shaking head no.
"Are you sad?"
A shaking head no.
"Are you lonely because you don't have anyone to play with?"

Oh yes! Fierce nodding. And then she said, "but I'm not lonely for friends, Mama. I'm lonely for you!"

Oh, melt my heart and fill me up with guilt. But here's the thing... I'm around all the time. So I'm not exactly sure how to fix the lonely for you thing. She is probably just getting anxious about school. About being away. Or maybe she is just sensing I am feeling sad about it.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Awww. That certainly tugs on the heartstrings. Linus said something that made me realize he was picking up on my sadness about him starting kindergarten, so I've tried to hide those emotions from him. I am not happy at all that kindergarten is full-day. His teachers will see more of him than I will Monday-Friday!