Tuesday, April 28, 2009


DeLaynie's class has been going over feelings this week. They studied emotions in her preschool class in Alabama, too, but because all of the kids here are going through such a difficult transition time, they continue going over it again and again.

After school today, DeLaynie wasn't acting all that happy about life. I asked her, "DeLaynie, are you sleepy or hungry?" I wasn't expecting an actual answer, but she gave me one. "No. I'm just so sad..."

Yes, it was pitiful. No, it wasn't fun to hear that my daughter is sad. It is good to know that she recognizes her feelings, and that she is now empowered to tell me about it. Don't worry. She's pretty happy now that she's covered in marker from head to toe. A mess is thoroughly therapeutic.

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