Poor Sarafina. She is just such a gentle little girl and so sensitive. It snowed for the first time this season and Sarafina was just beside herself when she had to walk in it. Well....she basically refused to walk in it. She took 2 steps in her new boots and it was over. She stopped, started crying, and refused to go any further. She would not even hold my hand. She had to be held and carried to the car and the house. Oh, and she loves the boots, so I don't think that was it. If I had not hidden them in the bathroom, she would have taken them to bed with her. As it is, both girls sleep with their dress shoes.
I try really hard to be patient with her, but she is scared of everything. We try our best to prep her when we can. I even talked about how much fun the snow was yesterday before we stepped outside. I guess it just wasn't fun in her view. So, our list gets bigger. She is scared of birthday cake, snow, restaurant cups with straws, walking up or down the stairs or any step with assistance, and I am sure there are more. We have gotten over stranger anxiety for now, but that was big until recently. She would erupt in restaurants if we went out without her daddy.
Anyway, I just had to get that off my chest. I love that girl to pieces, but I worry about her. For a toddler, it sure is a scary world.