in the past week, f has gone from all-around snuggly sweet lovebug to unleashing her inner mini-tyrant at school. friday she apparently was telling her friends that they weren't her friends anymore (something i suspect she picked up from another girl in the class whose mom told me two weeks ago her daughter had been saying it, and i was like, "no way! how awful!"). yesterday her lead teacher reported that she ripped a page out of a big picture book, was grabbing things out of her friends' hands, and putting things in her mouth. you know, things. like someone else's BAND-AID! those kinds of things.
per her teacher's suggestion, last night we did some role-playing at dinner, and i was just thanking god there was no one else around to witness it. the exaggerated voices! the wide eyes and big expressions! we practiced asking our friends for things instead of yanking things out of their hands. me: "DAD! can i play with your keys PLEASE?" and j: "NO, i'm not done playing with them yet!" and because f wanted to be the teacher, then i'd turn to her and say "MISS F, dad isn't ready to SHARE. can you help us TAKE TURNS?" and she'd animatedly instruct j to share the keys with me... and then we'd do it again. it was kinda awesome.
so, internets... any advice? she's in good health, sleeping well, no major life disruptions lately or anything that would throw her off. i'm perplexed. is it just being an almost three year old? it's starting to stress me out, and all of this stress just makes me want to go eat a band-aid.