Recently my DH and I have noticed that Lindsay is behind where most 7 year old girls are both mentally and in maturity. She didnt speak clearly until she was 5 but now she talks really well... but there are little things... she'll be in the middle of something and will drop and forget everything to chase a butterfly. I'm trying to think of other specific things and I really can't... her understanding of things is...young. Her sister is 8 and comparing Emily at 7 and Lindsay now... there's a huge difference! I'm not explaining this very well and I don't really know how to describe what we're seeing. She's had a lot of trouble ever since she was born - RSV/pneumonia, weak immune system (constant colds, flu, sinus infections, strep throat, scarlet fever even), now she has chronic abdominal pain. I talked to one of the local schools for help because she'll forget or mix up words but they really couldn't offer me any specific help and were more interested in getting her back in public school than anything (which she can't do because of her pain and lack of ability to concentrate). Part of me wants to say something to her doctor, but since I can't really describe it to you, there's no way I'd be able to describe it to her. Part of me thinks we should just slow down with her and let them deal with finding the cause/cure for her pain before moving on to other problems... I don't know... if you can follow any of this, and actually understand what I'm trying to say (I'm not sure I can!) what do you think?
Today I almost couldn't let her out of my sight, at least when we weren't home. She'd be next to me and then she'd be gone. She'd just wander away to something that caught her eye/attention. She knows she's supposed to stay with me but its like it just doesn't register. It's so bizarre. I'll tell her one thing and she'll be okay for a little bit then she'll go right back to doing whatever she'd gotten in trouble for earlier. So frustrating. I don't know if this is just a phase, or what... I don't want to be *that parent* who freaks out over every little thing but this is...weird.