Yesterday I noticed Bethel was getting clingy and irritable, and today I figured out why. David is her best friend, and the past week, he’s not played with her at all. Even though the cousins do play with her some, most of their games don’t interest her or make sense to her. I think she was feeling a bit lost.
So today I tried to spend a little more time with her. We read some books, I talked with her and held her. We played with her ponies. I think that helped. The cousins left today, so Bethel will have her brother back. Sometimes I miss these things. I wish I had been more sensitive to this earlier.