Amelia has been experiencing a lot of a new emotions lately. A couple of months ago she started to use the word miss. She misses her schools friends, teachers, relatives and friends that live in other states, she even misses the snow. The first time she used the word miss it shocked me. How grown-up of her to be able to realize she misses someone and then tell me about it. Then it broke my heart because I can’t always fix her feelings when she misses someone.
I can’t stop her friends from going on family vacations. I can’t force everyone she loves to live in New York. I have made a huge effort to schedule playdates with her friends and family that she misses. This has made a world of difference because if she cries about missing someone I can tell her not to worry because she will see them very soon.
Unfortunately, right now she misses a friend’s pet that is no longer with us. I haven’t talked to her about it yet because she never mentioned the pet but then yesterday she asked to see the pet. I changed the subject because I didn’t know what to say but then she told me she really misses the pet and wants to see the pet soon.
So now I am wracking my brain trying to figure out what I should do. Should I say the pet went on a very long trip. Or should I tell her the truth? If I tell her the truth what should I say?
Any advice would be very helpful 🙂