Amy: She’s very happy. She’s not… she’s… she plays a lot. She has a lot of friends. She’s not sad at all. No sadness.
As Amy says this, her eyes closed, a smile playing on her lips, I feel it. JonBenet is happy. That, almost, is enough for me this session.
Me: Good. Good. I think that’s what a lot of people would kind of… think about first. Um. So that’s, that’s very good, and I think people will be glad to know that. Um. (lets out a deep breath) Okay. Always try to ease into these situations.
I’ve never done a session with Amy regarding a child before, so I’m honestly quite nervous, quite out of my element. I’m trying to do this right.
Me: Is there anything she wants to start off by saying or sharing or talking about? Anything that she wants to… get out there?
Amy closes her eyes. Listens.
Amy: (laughs) Um. She’s kinda got her little hand on her hip and, um, she’s actually scolding me more than anything — um. She’s, she’s directing it towards me but it’s basically a blanket to all adults, just basically… “Why do you take things so darn seriously?”
When she says this, her voice inflects upwards and actually seems to sound like a child.
Amy: That’s what she’s saying to me with her little pointed finger. Sassafras! Um. Yeah. And she’s directing that at me. Taking things too seriously. Taking life too seriously. Yeah. She really wants to know why we do that. So. Um.
Amy tilts her head and laughs again.
Amy: Okay, now she’s teasing me, and saying basically like, “I already know, silly, why you do. I don’t need to know why you do it. I’m asking you so you know what you’re doing. Not because I need an answer!”
Me: (laughing) Right.
Amy pauses again, closes her eyes, listens.