Roo is a bit dramatic...ok really, really dramatic.
Last night I took her for her first night of Cheer class. I thought it would be great for her. It would give her something fun to do, a place to meet new friends and maybe help her build her self-confidence. While we are standing in line to get registered she started crying...actually more like sobbing. I really don't know how to deal with her when she starts getting out of control like that. I put my arm around her and asked if she wanted to go home. I mean really Cheer isn't worth the trauma. She didn't want to go home, but she didn't want to be there either. Finally she was in control and we got her registered. We were sitting and talking to some friends and the Coach said it was time for class to start and I saw Roo's face and knew she was getting close to crying again. Her little friend grabbed her hand and dragged her to the middle of the class and she sat there and after about 1/2 a minute she was comfortable and enjoying herself. After class she was so excited and couldn't stop talking about it.
Then today I get a call from the school saying Roo didn't have any money in her lunch account, yeah I know I am really not going to win 'Mom of the Year' this year. She was pretty upset. I could hear her crying in the background. Since we live so close to the school it is no big deal to run money over to her. I grabbed the babies and ran over to the school as quick as I could. And there she was sitting in the office sobbing. It broke my heart. The problem is once she gets that upset it takes her a long time to calm down and I have very little patience when she starts crying. She finally calmed down and took the money and headed off for lunch.
I know she isn't shy when she is in familiar situations. She just doesn't have the coping skills to go with the flow if anything unexpected happens or if she is in a new situation. And really, why does she have to cry?
- Do you have shy kids?
- How do you help your kids come out of their shell?
- Does it make you feel like a bad Mom?
- Do you forget to put money in your kids lunch accounts?!?