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by Duckysmom » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:11 pm

How can an almost 5 year old (I'm not allowed to say 4) have so much energy???? I have my grandson for the weekend. Bill picked him up while I was working on Friday, took him out on the boat fishing, then picked me up at home to go out to dinner. He ran around like a madman all evening after we got home, took a bath (oh, my, do we even have that much water in the water tank 'cause I could have swam in the bathroom? Not to mention all the bubbles everywhere!) Wouldn't go to sleep in his bedroom. Too quiet, he said. Hears strange noises he said. Ok. Family room and the Disney channel. Finally got to go to bed.
Woke up to a little someone patting my hand and whispering, "Can you wake up now?" Yes, yes, I'm up. Let me get my coffee. Breakfast, waffles then a donut, then outside to play. Fell and hurt himself (Not seriously, but I have a bit of a drama king on my hands - surprised the neighbors didn't call the police the way he carried on). Grandma's love and care and ice pack lasted all of 60 seconds before he was crazy boy again.

Off to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Lunch. Board games. Games on the tablet, watching kids movies at the same time.

I'm exhausted. Beyond words. It's my bedtime and he's still ramped up.

And tomorrow, I take him school clothes shopping because he starts pre-K next week.

I just want to sleep for a week and I'm starting to worry about how all this excitement is going to effect my mood. I'm starting to move in the downward direction, but that could be just because I'm so tired.

Oh, and let's throw in taking care of Auntie, the dogs, and the laundry.

Yes, it's been fun and I love him like crazy. But I'm exhausted!
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by 50calty » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:42 pm

I feel you. I have a 2 and 6 year old. Always seems to be WW3 going on. Rarely do you ever get a break from them. Love my kids to death, but the lack of sleep they create sends me down in a hurry. I wish I could tell you a trick or something that would help, but I don't have anything. My wife knows when I start heading down and she will try to give me a break. Just have to remember they are only that age once and to enjoy every second.
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by Mocha » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:12 pm

Better you than me.......:lol:......

Breakfast, waffles then a donut.....

Never give them sweets......no candy, no soda, no cakes/cookies......anything with sugar. It's a disaster waiting to happen......Might as well give them speed.....:lol:....

My god daughter is going to be 9 in Sept and she's driving me crazy. I'll be so glad when she goes back to school. Even though she's very mature for her age, and has just about as many street smarts as I do, she's about to get on my last little nerve....... :shock:


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by Jemane » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:26 pm

I remember that age. So busy. Feel like I'm just starting to breath a bit now that mine are 14, 10 and 6 and half.
Hope you get a well earned rest!
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by Spm24 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:50 pm

I am sure your a truly exhausted from all that. Yes you mood might be slipping some from an overload on everything. Just keep it in mind that tomorrow will be the last day you have him full time.. then things can go back to normal....
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by Duckysmom » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:32 am

So Xander says to me this morning, "Grandma, I have to go home now. I'm tired. Too much fun." I said that I completely understand what he means.
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by AvantGarde » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:34 am

:lol: :lol: I missed this post, this is fun :D I bet you missed him like crazy
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by Mocha » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:22 am

Duckysmom wrote:So Xander says to me this morning, "Grandma, I have to go home now. I'm tired. Too much fun." I said that I completely understand what he means.

:lol: :lol:

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by Duckysmom » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:33 pm

Text from my daughter: "Xander must have left all his good behaviour at your house 'cause he's full of all kinds of nonsense now. Can you come drop it off?"
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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by Mocha » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Duckysmom wrote:Text from my daughter: "Xander must have left all his good behaviour at your house 'cause he's full of all kinds of nonsense now. Can you come drop it off?"
:lol: :lol: :lol:

He's still all wound up then.......:lol:..

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by Tigger » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 am

Ducky this had me chuckling. :lol:

I hope you're getting some rest!

And I remember those days so, so well.
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