After a busy week or month, I know I have to take the time to regroup. I think with babies and most especially toddlers, this is so important. Too much going…not just them, but me too, takes a toll on their behavior and their happiness. May is a busy month for us this year. Lots of sports games, and never a weekend day that is empty. During the weekday evenings this month, I have had to run errands more than usual for some of the special end of the year events, and I volunteered for a few things also, which meant lots of phone call/emails.
I think little guys can take some of the coming and going, but I also think that there comes a time when I have to step back and recharge, and give them breaks from all the hustle and bustle, and from the lack of one-on-one time. Some kids can last longer than others-well, maybe that’s not true. I think all little ones will act out in their own.
I know that Patrick, at 3, likes to move very very slowly, and in a way that is a blessing to me. On the way to the car, no matter what a rush I am in, he stomps in every puddle on the way to the car, insists on doing his buckle, all the while holding the baseball mitt he just must bring with him everywhere he goes. We know that everything seems to be so fast and busy, busy, busy for us in this day and age, but imagine it from a child’s point of view?