I am both laughing and worried this morning. BG, at 13, has a boy that MIGHT ask her out. So. Much. DRAMA!
This is really her first and the whole “going out” thing is always kind of funny to me at this age. The problem is that she is pretty high strung anyway and instead of getting butterflies, her stomach is a roiling mass of molten lava. So much so, she not only didn’t eat breakfast, but she threw up. I honestly thought I’d have to turn around and bring her back home when I took her to school this morning. It would be funny if it didn’t make her physically sick.
She has always been really intense about certain things, but the whole getting sick thing is a first. She also isn’t the kind that you can distract or refocus to relieve the stress, she just has to get through whatever it is that is stressing her and she is fine. As a parent, it always sucks when your kids are sick. It is so much worse when there is nothing you can do about it. This? I’m worried about what this indicates for her as far as dealing with stress. Normally, she goes more for hyper-focus. Today, she was just kind of a mess. I fully expect to get a call from the school nurse at some point today.
The question for me is, how do we deal with this? If this is how she is trending for stress reactions, it is more than just a “nervous stomach” and runs into a situation where it may very well be beneficial to have a conversation with a doctor. I also don’t want to make it a bigger issue than it is. For now, I’m going to see how today goes. Getting asked out for the first time should be fun and exciting, not so stressful you’ve got to keep a trash bag in your lap all the way to school, just in case.