Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Daughter is pulling her eyelashes out and my therapist thinks I'm crazy

While I'm in the midst of determining my own life purpose, I decided to face the fact that eyelashes actually do have a defined purpose. And my little OCD tendency kid who lives life through quirky routines to deal with some type of anxiety issue I'm sure I'm the root cause of has pretty much plucked almost all of her eyelashes out.

Q)  So what does a reliable "mom" do?

A)  Call her therapist to get back on the schedule.  

4 days... no call back.

Talk about a slap at someone's self esteem. Shit. Here we go again.


11 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

My sister did that when she was younger. It was anxiety.

She pretty normal as an adult though.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

My ex's brother used to do that due to anxiety as well.
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He's not-so-normal though.



Maybe if you allow her to wear pink glitter mascara, she'll realize how cool it is to have eyelashes.

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

I had to laugh on your reaction to her not calling you back. Maybe she didn't get the message?

I can sub as a therapist! I'm all ears!

Swirl Girl said...

Oh the poor girl- both her and you.

Find another therapist (I know you realize that already )...

I am not a therapist, but I play one on TV - and would be glad to be a sounding board.

Pearl said...

I went to school with a woman who pulled all her eyelashes out. It was anxiety. Tricho-something, it was called...

Pearl

Mike said...

First - Yeowch!!! Hey I'm a guy.

Guess it's time to call someone else who will be able to teach your daughter how a professional returns phone calls.

AZ Mommy said...

What an A-hole therapist. I would find another one.

Mariah said...

Swirl girl is a fantastic therapist, try her out. It's anxiety, hopefully she'll outgrow it soon.

Libby said...

People are saying it's an anxiety thing. Hmmm...That's why I drink. Keep us posted.

ModernMom said...

I agree with eeryone!!!!
Time for a new therapist. Brutal.

Frugal Vicki said...

uh, i think it should be illegal for a therapist not to call someone back, especially a past patient. that is just wrong.
My oldest (almost three) did it at first because of curiosity and now when he is anxious.