This princess is dealing with a lot of big emotions lately.
She has had days where she cries and cries, or lots of foot stomping and anger, or lots of just unknown.
I think it's just all the crazy fast growth and change. She has gone from half days of pre-k and afternoons all spent with mom, to full days at kindergarten and not getting home until after 4:00. She is learning so much that I think her brain is about to explode, and having so much fun that I think she doesn't know what to do with all of the memories she is building up so fast. It's a lot of big change to process in just a couple of months, and I think it's all catching up with her and coming to the surface. She is a combination of mature and immature. She is big for her age and very smart. She understand so much and asks big questions and reads everything she sees. I think intellectually and cognitively she is more mature than your average 5 year old. But emotionally she is just a young 5 year old. And those two things don't always mix well. She isn't emotionally mature enough to process all of her growth and change.
I've been trying to encourage her to let her feelings out, and telling her that all of her feelings are ok and normal. We have had days where she just sat in my lap and cried and cried, and she tells me all of the things that are making her sad. It's normal 5 year old stuff - she misses summer, she misses grandma, she wants her birthday to come again soon, she wants to go to California, she wants to stay home and be with mom, she wants the same toys her siblings have. It's everything and nothing.
And it's all just really big to her.