Then when it was time to head out for school, he asked for her again. We reminded him again that she went home and would not be going to school with him.
When we came home from school, he asked for her again. We reminded him again that she went home.
He seemed fine. Ms. Sunny reported that he had a great day at school. He had lots of fun playing with us when he came home. He seemed quite joyful.
But then...bedtime came and he asked for "Lise". We reminded him again that she had gone home.
I thought he was fine until he got into bed and his little mouth just contorted into a frown and you could tell he was fighting it but the tears just poured. I asked if he had an "owie". "No owie," he said. "What's the matter?" "Lise. Lise!" "Do you miss Elise?" "(Sniff sniff) uh, yes"
So we called Patrick and Elise said, "Hi Uncle Jack!" Jack did not say a word but a little smile crept up and after we hung up we did our bedtime prayer and stories and he went to sleep after one more little "Lise. Lise!"