Today had to be one of the most pivotal days for my baby girl, Skyla.
I thought it was cute but I know she was feeling frustrated. It started in the morning, she had to wear the "white" shoes to school because she left her temporary, favorite sneakers at grandpa's.
Then, when I picked her up from her dad, she had an ice pack on her face, having been accidentally kicked by her cousin during their usual gymnastics fun. She had a balloon from her other cousin's birthday and she told me she slipped twice during the day.
When we got home, as she was entering the front door, the balloon got loose from the string and flew up and away, and into the sky. Being the nonchalant and sometimes non-intentional obnoxious mom, I let out a laugh and said, "Baby, your balloon is gone".
She looked up and watched the balloon fly higher and higher and then unexpectedly, I watched her walk into the hallway, sat down and balled her eyes out. She was sobbing uncontrollably and saying "I'm having a sad day mommy!"
Carter, my youngest twin boy, walked over to her and I can tell, even he was surprised because he's never seen her cry like that. He was trying to kiss her and touch her eyes, as if he was wiping her tears. Of course, she said, "go away Carter!" haha, I laugh because these two have the typical love/dislike sibling relationship.
I ended up taking her to the store to buy another balloon, to make a good event happen for her today. She was so grateful and thankful, she was her happy self again.
I felt so badly for Skyla but yet I realized, she is growing up, building resiliency and she's entitled to having a "sad day" like everyone else. You don't have to be strong and happy everyday, you will have these types of days. You just learn how to manage them in a positive way, and that takes guidance and will power.
While singing her to sleep, she said "mommy, my day was sad but thank you for the balloon". I told her that it's ok and just look forward to the morning, it will be a new day and a less sad day - a better day. She lets out her cute little Skyla laugh, and falls asleep.