The first week of Sunny's two-week vacation from kindergarten is over and I have to say that I am already quite spent.
had really dreadful weather last week (and the week did not really start off better yesterday) which means that we could not go
outside but were limited to the house and I noticed once again (as I do
every time when he is home for a longer period of time) that he really
needs his weekly routine which also includes kindergarten. After a week he always starts getting cranky and yesterday was
no exception. He was whining and complaining and being discontent almost
the whole day without any obvious reason. No matter what I offered to do or play with him, he did not want to participate or did it only half-heartedly. I have always had the
impression that his mood is influenced by bad weather, too, so all the rain and the grey skies of the last
days increased his crankiness.
When he is in such a cranky mood I often have the impression that he does not really know what to do with himself. His preferred activities to do when he is in such a bad mood is toss stuff around, empty containers full of toys, pull stuff out of closets, look at 20 books at once. After those days our home looks like it was not picked up for two weeks. He seems to need making messes in order to let off steam, at least that is my impression.
On top of it all he has been sleeping really
badly the last few days which means that he does not fall asleep as easily
as he normally does (normally falling asleep is something that was never a problem, not even when he was a baby) and he wakes up at least once during the night, crying and screaming, and
is awake some time between 5:00 and 6:00 at the latest. Apart from that his naps are also shorter
than usual and I think he is not getting enough sleep at the moment. It
is exhausting for him and exhausting for me.
All of this adds up to a really straining time. I hope that he will at least sleep better soon.