My daughter has been experiencing a fair bit of anxiety the past few nights at bedtime. This isn’t normal for her. I’ve just been doing what any parent would do… Just trying to be there for her as we work through this phase.
Tonight I had her snuggled on me with her head upon my chest. We rocked in the rocking chair, slowly sharing silly stories. Out of nowhere she stopped, looked up at me with a serious face and said, “I’m not a baby anymore. I’m sad. I want to be the baby!”. Imagine how stunned I was as she confided this in me. I could see the sadness in her eyes as she looked up at me. My heart broke.
Have I not been focusing enough attention on her lately?
Does she miss her alone time with Mommy?
Is she jealous of her little brother?
I don’t know what caused this upset. I wish I knew what spawned it.
I’m always professing my love for my children. I’m going to make a point to do it more often. You can never say those three words too often to your children.
Clearly, I also need to spend more alone time with her. Mommy and daughter spa day anyone?!?