|Even Tink looks unsettled... still a cool night light.|
Do you see a theme here? I sure hope so because subtlety is not my strong point.
Hobbit has been dealing with a lot of changes in her life, and she doesn't do well with change. These aren't little changes either - they are huge changes. Pokey's work schedule has him getting home after she's already in bed for the night so she may not see him for more than a few minutes a day. Peanut has gone away to college and her Skype isn't set up yet so she hasn't had a conversation with her for a bit. Hobbit started a new school with new kids and new teacher... we even had to rehouse one of our dogs. Her whole life has been turned around and someone shook it just like her Tinkerbell night light.
All of this changed has caused Hobbit a bit of anxiety. We have had full blown melt downs - irrational fear, uncontrollable crying and barely controllable asthma attacks... it's frustrating and heartbreaking all at the same time. So today, I have a plan. It might work, it might not but it's worth a try.
You see, Peanut went from just the two of us to everyone so her life became fuller... Hobbit has gone from everyone down to just the two of us (most of the time since Pokey's schedule right now isn't very family friendly) so her life has become emptier. I didn't have to do a lot of convincing to make Peanut appreciate all the changes - she was over the moon when it all happened for her. Her family grew double in size in a few short years. Her mental picture of the perfect life was complete. It was an easy transition. Hobbit feels as though she has lost everyone in one fail swoop! So what am I going to do - this...
|My fearless campers - watching Disney Channel as they "rough" it.|