This weekend Squidge and her dad we chatting, about this and that. About nothing in particular really but then she said something that broke our hearts. I know I sound melodramatic but really I am so very sad.
She mentioned to him that sometimes she makes up words to songs. They had a little laugh as they both made up silly words to songs they know. She then said she does this at school during playtime when she’s by herself and doesn’t have anyone to play with. Dad asked her if she did this a lot and she said yes.
Right in the chest.
Trying to be cool and not make a big deal out of it because at the end of the day it’s not a big deal. But but but he wanted to know why his chatty, friends with everyone daughter was spending time alone and amusing herself by making up songs and not playing with her friends during the time of the school day when she should be out there playing and having fun.
I mean I know she’s not as friendly with some of the girls she used to be with- they haven’t fallen out they just have different interests. So I guess I’m hoping this was a one off thing but I suspect it’s not as she’s dropped hints about this before. About how she sometimes spends play time reading alone instead of playing with her friends. Sometimes she says it’s because so and so says mean things and she just prefers her own company to those of someone she thinks is being mean. I get that- why spend time with someone you find unpleasant. What I don’t want is for her to be isolated. She’s an only child so if she’s not getting social stimulation at school then that’s bad!
Ugh it’s made me soo sad! Obviously I think Squidge is fab and thinking of her playing by herself just kills me! When she’s home she’s done with friends/kids as there aren’t any on our road, no sibs or cousins to play with like I did when I was her age. ugh I’m going to scar her for life aren’t it I?!?!?!
What do you guys thinks? Am I being silly for worrying? Should I speak to her teacher?
I’m going to probe a bit further tonight but any advice would be nice.