On Monday, Brigid went to preschool, and she was fine.
On Wednesday, Brigid went to preschool, and my mother-in-law was called, an hour and a half into a four hour session, to come pick her up because she was crying and complaining about being tired.
Today, Brigid went to preschool, with her night-night in her bag for emergency consolation, if things got bad again. Steve told her it would be in her bag, and it should stay in her bag unless she ABSOLUTELY needed it.
According to Brigid's teacher, Brigid spent all day asking for daddy while carrying her night-night around with her, although she was still participating in class, and the teachers weren't concerned about her behavior. And then, as the parents started arriving for pick-up, she put her night-night away, so Steve wouldn't see that it had been out. Her teacher said she is an excellent actress.
This is gateway behavior for putting on make-up and slutty clothes in the high school bathroom, isn't it?