The last week or so, Olivia has been so frustrated. She comes home from school and tries to tell me something about her day and before she can even try to get the words out, she freaks out and has a complete meltdown. Usually she will try and say something before she freaks out; she gives me a chance to interpret and if I can’t, then she freaks out. But lately? She skips the trying part and goes right to the freaking out part.
Last night, she had a total and complete meltdown. I haven’t seen one of these from her in a long time. She screams and cries and hits and pinches and there’s nothing I can do to help her. Last night, she smacked me across the face really hard I left the room and just let her go. Last night’s lasted for almost 40 minutes. Then she finally calmed down but I still don’t know what she was trying to tell me. I wrote her teacher a note today to see if she knew what Olivia was trying to tell me. It’s very upsetting and I’m not sure what else to do. If I try and bring it up again, she’ll just freak out again.
I can’t imagine how hard it must be for her. To want to say something or express a thought and not be able to? That would drive me insane. We have been so lucky in this area; she has always worked really hard to get her point across and we’ve typically be able to understand her. This is something new. I’m getting worried that something else is going on with her but I’m trying to stay calm.
This motherhood thing isn’t for the weak, is it?