December 11, 2002 - Wednesday
Harry is 27 1/2 pounds and an inch less than 3 feet tall, according to the scales and rulers at his doctor's office. Unfortunately, those present details of his growth came at the price of a very unhappy boy in his 3-year visit. Actually, it came at the price of two unhappy boys, but I'm pretty sure Jeremy was just playing along. Harry, on the other hand, was quite awkwardly frightened by the trip to the doctor's and that is discouraging. Oh, I suppose kids will do things like that, Harry did it last week at the Rainforest Cafe, and in isolation it's no big deal. He's at an age when he's starting to realize that sometimes bad things can happen. Whether that means monsters, or getting hit with a shovel, or other kids grabbing and not being nice, it all adds up to a world that isn't as dedicated to Harry as he might have thought just a few months ago.
But, while it all seems normal, on the one hand, the second guessing is starting for me. Have we done the right things so far? Have we been too hard on Harry and made him less comfortable with himself than he should be? People at daycare always stay he seems wonderfully adjusted, but maybe that's because he's just shy and quiet and inside he's troubled. And, what about this not participating with the class? That is still, apparently going some days.
One day at a time, I guess.