I guess the honeymoon is over. J had a really hard day yesterday. She wouldn't talk to me. She would not do what I asked her to. She refused to do things for herself that she knows how to do. She wouldn't make a decision when asked (like oatmeal or waffles for breakfast). She completely melted down crying 3 times.
On top of that, M was very fussy (turns out she was cutting a new tooth) and Jonathan was throwing up sick. Yeah, not a good day.
After talking to her therapist, we know that J is probably testing us to see whether we are really going to love her no matter what. She also might be thinking if she's bad enough she'll get to go back to her other foster home. This poor girl has been through so much. Our prayer is that her case will get resolved quickly. She really needs a miracle.
Today has been a MUCH better day. J has been mostly cooperative. She didn't want to eat her breakfast. So I told her it would stay on the table until she was ready to eat, but no snacks or anything else. 30 minutes later she went back and ate it all. She got dressed all by herself and let me french braid her hair.
We even went to to Target and McDonald's for lunch. I bought baby shoes. Couldn't help myself!
One day at a time...