“Why did you scream at the pier today?” I asked Klara.
“Because I wanted to kiss my daddy and he wasn’t there any more,” she said.
They never freak out just because. There’s always a reason, and it’s often pretty profound.
All of a sudden, Klara became very difficult at bedtime. This was never a problem before, so I was puzzled. And then I figured it out: she’s afraid I’ll disappear. First, Daddy went away, and it stands to reason that mommy might also evaporate all of a sudden. So now I repeat about five hundred times that “when you wake up, mommy is going to be there,” and then she goes to bed.