So far I have been so impressed with how the girls have handled the upcoming changes in their life. They know something big is about to happen and yet they have been so good. No stress. No tears. No voicing concern. NOTHING. Well that came to a crashing halt in the past few days.
Grace had testing at school last week and that created quite a stir. She went from loving school to dreading it. It has gotten so bad that she was up for hours last night and spent most of today crying about not wanting to go to school. They said she settled in a little but cried on and off all day.
She hasn't voiced any concern over the baby coming but she has said how much she doesn't want to be away from me. It doesn't take a genius to read between the lines.
I think it's just a lot all at once. A new baby. My Dad being sick. School coming to an end soon. Changing classes next year. It's a lot for any four year old. You take a four year old who can't handle changes well and you have a recipe for disaster.
Thankfully he school testing is done on Wednesday and she is off Thursday and Friday. We have made the decision to keep them home from school the week the baby is born. We had planned to send them since my Mom knows their schedule and could easily get them off to school. I think it would just be easier for everyone involved for them to be home. I said to Brian that I hate them being off schedule by missing school. He laughed, looked at me and said "and you think a new baby isn't going to get them off schedule???" Excellent point.
So hopefully tomorrow will be a slightly better today. Maybe she'll cry for half the day instead of most of it. Here's hoping!