Everything is way too exciting this morning, and there isn’t even a reason but the kids are just a little bit crazy!
But extra energy DOES NOT mean that stuff is getting done quicker – in fact it is a constant thing to try and keep the energy moving towards getting ready for school.
Things that they are distracted by:
- the cat
- the dog
- the beeping of the washing machine
- the lucky book club notice
- their beds (hiding in them laughing)
- reading books
- running around the table instead of eating breakfast
- ticking off their job list, instead of actually doing ANY of their jobs
Hyper-kids are busy and hard! And it is a drain on my own energy so early in the morning.
The KEY is to keep calm and keep redirecting the energy to where it is supposed to go. For me this looked like:
- constant talking
- taking a child’s hand and taking him to the place he was supposed to go
- reminding the other kids around to stay focused on what they were doing
- directing other children away from the Hyperactivity so that child has no audience to bounce off
- walking around in the space as well – sitting down with a coffee or trying to work was not going to happen successfully this morning. ‘
- keeping my voice calm and not feeding into the energy to make it worse!
The reason for the hyperactivity is pure tiredness, and coping after a busy 3 days getting back into the school routine, and so it’s completely understandable. My energy is low as well, as I too have been working for the last 3 days and I’m learning a new juggle. The kids are also feeding off my own energy, and pushing the buttons in a way designed to wind me up more.
Ultimately when the kids are going a bit crazy the most important thing for a mum is to stay calm, and carry on 😉