There are things that make you so sad as a mommy. Like this...
(names have been changed to protect the ___)
Aves: Mommy, X and Y don't want to be my friends.
Me: Oh Avery, I am sorry, I bet that made you so sad.
Aves: Yes. Not a single eye was dry (She really said that. And I don't know where she got it. I don't say that and neither does Caleb).
Me: What does that mean?
Aves: It means I am so sad b/c they don't want to be the people that want to be my friends. X brought Y an apple and a banana and a pickle, but none for me. Y said I couldn't be their friend.
Me: Well, Avery, what did you tell them?
Aves: I told them it was because I was following them all day.
Me: I am sure that made you so sad, but some people don't like to be followed. Maybe you should tell them, tomorrow, that it makes you sad that they don't want to be your friends, and when they feel like being nicer, they can be your friends. Then go play with your friends that are sweet to you.
(I start writing down this conversation on a scrap of paper)
Aves: Mom, are you writing a note to X and Y's mom to tell them about my emotional breakdown?
Now I do know where she got that, thanks Caleb~