Anxiety runs in my family. Chloe, sadly, already exhibits the signs of this, frequently internalizing her feelings. She had a tough time this week, with a 3-day stomach ache, coming home with a full lunch box each day. Unable to pinpoint where this was coming from, last night as I tucked her in bed, I asked if it had anything to do with Ava being on vacation. The stress began exploding out of her. Recalling this, one of my favorite Nie posts, I knew how I was going to handle things. NieNie provides the type of inspiration that makes you strive to be the best mother you can be.
So what would Nie do?
Chloe is staying home from school today.
We'll stay in our jammies, bake, paint our nails, play boardgames, giggle, and maybe even talk about stress management.
Because a seven-year-old is too young for anxiety.