spring break...school agers...m

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spring break...school agers...m
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 4:20pm
and my nerves are nearly shot! I have my two kids (10 and almost 5, b/g) and 8 yo dcb and his almost 6 yo dcg. The dck are here 7-5. This week is spring break (except for my dd, she's in preschool in a different district). I've had the kids outside, at the park, etc. But OMG!!!!!! The dcb is so freaking loud! His playing voice booms thru the house no matter how many times I ask him to tone it down. Today they (boys) were wresting and carrying on so much I was ready to explode! The dcg tends to be negative about everything, kind of snotty and know it all too. The way this is going I don't know how I'll get thru the summer with my nerves in tact.

And the dcb, he seems clingy of my son.Like if one of the neighbourhood kids asks ds to play basketball outside and C (dcb) doesn't want to and stays inside he pouts, At the playground ds tears around and C just kind of trails him and commontates. If ds goes on the swing, C follows. He says things like 'are we going on the swings now?' Ds sometimes turns down invites to play because he feels (I think) obligated to C. Dont get me wrong, C is a nice boy and they are good friends. Ds even said the other day "C looks so lonely if I don't play with him, like he's not having fun" and I told ds many times over, I am C's caregiver, not him and C is the one who makes his fun, ds is not responsible for him or for his fun. (did I mention, if it makes a difference, C is about 10-15 lbs overweight) I'm starting to ramble. Its just been a really long, loud day.

shelley

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:37am
Hi Shell! I feel your pain. LOL.

I too have my own kids who are 7 and 3 and two dck 6 and 7. The older ones never want my 3 yr old around. Some days i can't wait till just one of them goes home. It's a nice day when they all agree to play together, which can be rare.

Hang in there!

Mary Beth

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:52am
One good thing, is now you know what you are in for and you can plan ahead of time. You can set up some activities that the kids will like. You can start preparing the older boy that your son will be playing outside this summer.

I got some razor scooters from ebay for about $10 each. They are "reconditioned" from Sharper image. They are small enough to keep hidden and out of my way , but the grade schoolers each have one now. If the boy's parents will agree, he can bring his bike. They can play their Star wars figures outside in the dirt. As a kid I would spend hours making scenery for my "guys" (plastic fugures)in the yard. I think this summer will be a good learning experience for this boy.

The girl is another story. I say lock her in the basement and hope the summer goes by quickly.