The past two weeks have been totally nuts between celebrating kiddo’s 3rd birthday (with more than one party, actually there were two of them.) We’ve also been really busy with my husband’s sister and brother in law moving to the city which was a huge move for them, and also with people coming in to visit. This has left our son most likely feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s hard not to forget that little people can become overwhelmed when there’s so much going on. Last night I was wondering why suddenly he was acting up so much at his birthday dinner, he wasn’t listening and didn’t want to sit and eat, he was all over the place being passed between uncles and friends, we took him to an arcade/mini golf afterwards where he ran himself into exhaustion. It was obvious now that I think about it, for the past two weeks we’ve been on the go constantly with absolutely no down time, he was being over stimulated and had simply had enough.
Today we had a relaxing day, we had a nice slow morning, we went over to my best friends place (who lives right beside us.) We let the kids play in the pool while mom’s got some sun, it was an easy going day where the schedule was rather loose, nap actually happened on time because by the time we got home I had a very wet and played out little boy, but he was happy.
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life it’s easy to forget that we ALL need down time.