mostly the same
to haunt, test
ebbing, for awhile
freedom it seems
but not for long
When we last left off with Fruit Bat's school social woes, he'd just begun hanging around a girl in his class. She ate lunch with him, she was his faithful recess playmate, they occasionally visited each other's houses. I really liked her. She was soft spoken, kind, and, best of all, she dug my boy.
But now? I kind of want to flick her. Hard. I'm sure she's still a good kid. She's ditched Fruit Bat, though, and she's not looking back. He's sad about it, plaintively asking why she won't play with him. And I, of course, don't know how to respond.
Except to explain that children (people, especially of the female persuasion) can be fickle. That she may come back around. Or she may not. But that he should focus on finding other kids to hang out with.
He has no idea how to go about this. He's not the type to jump into ball games. Or approach a gaggle of girls and ask if he can join in. And from here...from my perch as the mom, there's not much I can do. Except squirm and watch and listen to him and have faith that everything will work out okay.
There is one silver lining. And it is that I'll have good reason to avoid making conversation with the girl's mom.
Here we are, too, back at possible celiac for Kitty Cat. Back with her pediatrician who wants more blood work (because three positive draws plus one negative scope isn't enough for him). I thought that, last fall, we'd put all this talk of gluten intolerance to rest. At least for a few years.
But, no. Kitty Cat has been complaining of stomach aches often (though never very severely or for any length of time) and he wants more data. I suspect this has a lot to do with his wife having celiac and his feeling left out of the initial diagnosis made by the gastroenterologist. Maybe not as much to do with an immediate need to get Kitty Cat re-tested.
How to handle it? Capitulate to another trip to Children's? Go gluten free for a few months to see what happens, which, considering Kitty Cat's vague symptoms, will probably not be much? Do nothing, as is my inclination?
There's more too. Round and round. The same issues cropping up year after year, like fuzzy, yellow dandelions in spring.