Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Carrot Day

(I am sorry that I didn't blog this on Tuesday, but I spent all of my time playing and talking with Gracie in an attempt to find out what on earth happened, so I didn't want to waste any time on the computer)

When I picked Gracie up today from school, she seemed to be fine. The teachers told me she cried for a while, and sat at the table with a pile of tissues while her friends colored pictures to make her feel better. I have a tall stack of coloring pages from several friends that she brought home.

She had a smiley thumb and she game a hug and a smile of her own when it was my turn in line. I put on her coat and gathered her things. When we got outside I talked to her a little bit about missing her. I told her I was so sad to leave her crying. I asked her why she thought she cried, and she told me she wanted to go home with me, and she missed me. I told her I missed her to. Then, she tells me she was upset because we forgot something. I asked her what. She told me her snack. She said she wanted a granooda bar before she went to school.

Now, this child had 2 bowls of fruit loops before she left for school, so I think she doesn't know what upset her, and she was making something up.

I didn't push it, but poor Garren was so upset when he read the blog. I spent the day playing with her and talking and she seemed okay. When Daddy got home he insisted that we go out for dinner and spend family time together. He sat in the back seat of the car with her and I drove us to Applebee's. She didn't say anything that would lead us to a better clue, but I think she felt more at ease knowing we were there and it was family time.

What ever it was, it was something down deep. The past 2 days have been very uncharacteristically Gracie. We aren't sure what is going on--but we are watching her even more closely than before.

As for her day at school; she wore the carrot dress I made for her and matching bow. They did carrot painting (painting with an actual carrot) and used orange paint. I have scanned in her masterpiece. Snack was carrots and ranch dressing, and they sang a song about a bunny.

Bunny day is Thursday, so I will have to find an equally cute dress for that day of fun!

**The above picture was snapped just before school--as you can see, she seemed to be fine.***

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