I’ve been a little depressed. I have been here a few times before and everything will right itself but it is a difficult moment on many levels.
So Blitzen asked me why I have been so sad. And then, in typical Blitzen fashion, she flashed to mad, and grumpily snapped, ‘It’s because of me, isn’t it?’
‘No, B, it is not because of you. I can’t really explain why I am sad. I just am.’
Blitzen retorts, ‘You know, just tell me. Everybody knows why they are sad – you’re just saying you don’t know. I do that all the time when people ask me, and I’m just not telling the truth.’
Hmmmm…that is interesting.
So I tried again, ‘Well, I feel like I am not doing my jobs very well. At work and at home, I want to do a good job and am having trouble with different things and it is making me feel bad.’
Blitzen got very still and quiet and whispered, ‘You got fired, didn’t you? You got fired and now we’re broke.’
I didn’t laugh because it was a serious moment but this did cheer me up because even though things have been challenging at work, I am soooo far from being fired, ‘I did not get fired and I am not going to be fired. And I promise, we are not broke.’
Poor Blitzen – could that kid have any more secret worries racing around in her head?