Comforting things

Conversations with Lucia

From Dan:  Feb 3rd, 2013

Lucia spent a busy weekend with Deena inEdmonton.  The night she got home I thinkshe was still a bit overwhelmed from the trip/travel and she was having a hardtime falling asleep.  Normally I lay herdown, walk out and she goes to sleep on her own.
Tonight, it had been 3 trips into her roomfor me, so Deena went to give her a hug. No sooner had Deena got downstairs than Lucia started wailingagain.  This time outright crying.  So I went to her room and asked her
Me: What’s wrong honey?
Lucia: Owie daddy
Shecries again
Me: Are you ok Lucia?
Lucia: Daddy owie.  *sob*
Me: Lucia are you hurt?  What hurts?
Lucia: My feelings.
So I pick her up and give her a hug.  I tell her that tomorrow she can stay home atLucia’s house all day with Mommy and give Willis a ride to school withMommy.  She settles down right away, Ituck her in with her blanket and I don’t hear from her again.