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I have this little darling that is shall we say...at times very trying...temperamental...keeps me on my toes...draining...loving and needy. Bless her heart
Previous to the last few weeks she has had NUMEROUS melt downs that start with her first throwing off her shoes and then can go anywhere from screaming under her desk to locking herself in the bathroom stall-while screaming. The biggest one lasted an hour and half. They usually stem from her not getting her way, or a bad start to her morning at home.
Her mother is a single mom and has worked so hard to get this angel where she needs to be. I love them both and would bring mom (yes she’s young enough to be my own daughter), daughter, and younger brother home with me in a heartbeat.
Today I thought we were headed for a doozy. She came in from music and told me she had a sticker in her pants.
“Ok,” I said “go find it and pull it out in the bathroom.”
Off she went. A few moments later she was back and not happy. “I can’t find it!” “I think it’s in my panties!” “Can I go back?”
“Ok but hurry it’s almost time to get ready to go home.”
Five minutes pass. Ten. Ok now I’m worried, send another child after her. “She says she needs more time.”
I go to the bathroom. “---- Come back now.”
NO I can’t get it!
Lordy...”It’s ok it’s time to go home mom will get it.”
Panic! (yes from me).
“Ok listen you can’t cry... so you can hear me.” Silence.
Thank you Lord.
“Take your panties off and I’ll text mom to come and get you early to help you...Ok?”
Back to class she comes- panties in hand. We (she) put them in a bag then into her backpack.
She sits down to finish work and never gives it or mom another thought.
I pull her aside before we leave.
“I am SO proud of you for not throwing a fit.”
She smiles tears still in the corner of her eyes.