Now she's napping, and I feel like I need one too. I didn't think last night was particularly bad, but perhaps we were both sleepwalking up and down the corridor for hours and neither one of us remembers.
I think she was just very excited to be there this morning, and wanted to show off to everyone that these are her particular friends whom she sees outside school/ organized playtime events, and she felt the best way to do that was with overenthusiastic belligerent physical contact. Interspersed with taking toys away from smaller children just for the heck of it and/or because they weren't doing it right.
I don't know if this is a girl thing, but it's exactly what Dash's friend (known here as Helen) used to do every time we had a playdate, and here's Mabel being her second incarnation all over again; and it's not as if her first incarnation isn't still out there wreaking havoc - I mean, being sweetness and light and growing up at twice the speed of Dash, it seems whenever we see her - so I'm not sure population of greater Washington DC can deal with the sheer force of another one. Or that I have the fortitude to cope with it.
So is it girls in general, or those two in particular?