We had a bit of a rough day today. Connor has a sports field day tomorrow that he'll be traveling to another school for, and Eden is going to help out with it so she'll be missing some school as well. In addition to that, we've got relatives coming into town tomorrow. So because the kids are anticipating the change in their routine, they both kind of freaked out today.
I've noticed a pretty specific pattern with Eden in particular-- whenever we've got a new event, change in routine or are meeting a new person, she ends up having a really tough day the day before the event and, in the case of people, usually the day after as well. That's pretty typical behavior for children adopted at an older age so it's certainly not unexpected, though it can be exhausting for all parties involved.
However, I think living as a hermit is going to be a bad habit to get into as well, so we'll keep working at it!
5 days ago