Have you ever had those days when your kids are so energy-filled you’re unsure what to even do with them? It seems the more energy they have, the louder and more obnoxious they get! My kids are 7 & 8 (almost 9) and with school being back in session, I find that they have physical energy to spare at the end of the day.
I wish I had the energy they have. They’re amazing little beasts that enter my house, fill it with crazy kid-energy (the best energy, let’s be honest), destroy anything in their path and need attention, attention, attention. Meanwhile, I’ve been grinding it out at work and am exhausted. So, my patience is short and their loud, crazy antics aren’t filled with the hilarity they think they are.
I found myself getting frustrated with the sheer volume of their energy, snapping at them to “CALM DOWN!” and “SETTLE DOWN”, when really…why the HECK should they? They’ve just had an awesome day at school and want to tell me about it. They may want to shout it at me while backflipping around the house throwing confetti and crashing symbols because, well, life is exciting. And me…I just want quiet. [Read more…]