Thanks for your stories and sympathy. Turns out much of the screaming was due to recently having recovered from being sick – she had no other symptoms but was decidedly unhappy with the world. I’m told in kindergarten this lasted the entire week. At home she was fortunately okay from Tuesday on (still a toddler, you know, but not just screaming).
And now poor SB is sick again, with a rustling breath that would make anyone miserable. Her doctor was on the fence about antibiotics, but given how out of it she is, we decided to go for them. We’ve been so spoiled with a super healthy baby for the first year of her life. Since week 2 of kindergarten she’s had a runny nose with very few breaks. But I’ve never seen her as affected by any bug as today. Hoping that this is just a crash course for her immune system and that she’ll feel better soon.