I know, that sounds like a tongue twister.
Is this a typical 7 y.o. thing? My daughter was never one to fall apart easily, or cry easily, or make a mountain out of a molehill, but lately, the tiniest little problem can trigger a huge crying episode. In the past week, she has fallen apart over:
- being told she can't have butter and sour cream on her baked potato, because she had thrown up an hour before;
- being told that wearing a new spring outfit to school wasn't a good idea, because it was going to be chilly and wet outside;
- hearing that a certain hairstyle looked a little strange and might result in kids teasing her (maybe I should have let this one go, but she did look kind of silly and I was concerned about what kids might say)
- feeling a little chilly at the bus stop because she was wearing tights.
Now, she's not falling down on the ground moaning and sobbing, but she'll start to cry and then she just sort of runs with it, and it turns into this huge thing - you'd think someone just ranover her pet puppy. Of course, I wind up losing my patience after a bit and tell her it's enough already, and then I feel bad about that.
To my knowledge, there is nothing going on that would be at the root of this - no changes or problems at home or at school, nothing like that. So is it just a seven-year-old trait to be kind of moody and overly sensitive?