My oldest girl is 5.5 years old, and will soon start Kindergarten. This vibrant, smart, and active little girl, used to be so sweet and innocent.
So what the heck happened to her?
Last weekend she and my husband went camping. When they returned on Sunday, my quiet weekend with the younger two girls, suddenly turned into them arguing, fighting over toys, and just plain craziness.
My husband tells me that she is, and has been, perfectly fine when I’m not around. So is it me?
I posted on my Facebook page, that maybe we should put her in some kind of sport or activity, that can help her get her aggression out. The conversation got me thinking though, maybe it’s not aggression, maybe she’s just bored?
I look at little kids, kind of like puppies. If you don’t give your puppy enough exercise, they will start to chew on things and act up. Well, if my kids don’t get enough energy out, they start to act up too!
I totally understand that kids need attention and activity.
But, I just can’t do it all the time. Thank goodness school starts again soon. As much as I enjoy doing things with the girls, like going to the park, and crafts at home, I have a lot to do on top of that too.
It’s like she needs to do something, ALL THE TIME.
The only time you will ever catch her sitting still, is maybe when she is watching TV. Which lately, she doesn’t want to do. Which is great, don’t get me wrong, but all day long, all I hear from her is “I’m bored.” or “I have nothing to do”.
Do you ever have this problem at home?