As a mother to one active boy, I bow down to you people who have more than one. Bennett is a smart, sweet, affectionate and wild little man. I honestly don't think that he has ADHD, he has no trouble concentrating when asked and can focus when he wants to, but he is hyperactive. I tell ya, this kid does not stop moving. From the moment his eyes open in the morning, to the moment when he actually falls asleep, he is moving.
He stopped napping when he was around 2.5 years old, not because he wouldn't nap, but because he wouldn't go to sleep at night. Even without a nap, some nights he doesn't fall asleep until 9pm. He just can't relax and just chill out. He's very much like his daddy in that respect.
I often joke that if you looked the word "boy" up in the dictionary, you would find a picture of Bennett. He is all boy; his life revolves around cars, running, being messy and loud. I wouldn't change a thing about him, and that is the truth. However, I would change how I deal with him. I find myself being short and frustrated with him because he is so the opposite of me. I can't handle how loud and boisterous he is at times. Take the car for example, he is often jittery and crazy and loud in the car, and in confined spaces he can drive a mama nuts. He won't keep his attention to a book or activity long enough in the car to save my life. What's a girl to do?
Any tips and tricks out there from you mama's with boys? I'm on the verge of a melt down because I am with him 24/7. He truly is a sweet and loving little guy and I don't want to always yell at him because I don't understand him.
And, because I love my boy so much, I thought I would leave you with a picture of my sweet man that shows you exactly who he is.