One of the things I dislike about doing child care work is the fact that sometimes it puts you in the middle of parent/child squabbles and misunderstandings. It's a very awkward place to be in, and I would rather be anywhere else.
C was downcast tonight. I don't know if it was because she didn't feel well or whether she said hse didn't feel well because she was hiding her feelings. I'm sure that all of the various changes in her life are affecting her: her own body's changes, changes in her family's dynamics due to extended family moving here and there, Alexis moving in, my health being up and down, her mom's work schedule being erratic, changes in her daily schedule because it's summer... Somehow I feel like I need to make some time for her, do things that she will remember.