So for the last half hour I’ve screamed and I’ve shouted, ( my neighbours must think I’ve lost it). Z is way over tired, he’s running and trying to climb in the window, trying to bounce on the bed, holding on to the wooden part that goes across, he’s then trying to bounce off the bed, the bit of wood going around the top he’s had his head, he’s fallen and scraped his back on the main bit of wood on the bed.
All my patience is gone, I’ve tried pinning him down long enough to calm him down. This isn’t even working. He’s just struggling to get out. It’s warm in his room, I’m too scared to leave the window open even though it has a lock on it.
The more over tired he gets he just sees everything as funny, so a bump to the head, when he’s not tired he will cry, tired and half and half, over tired he giggles. It’s not only quite frightening, for him to not feel pain, it’s hard as I know that when he does calm down enough he’s going to start crying, as those memories come flooding back so to speak.
I don’t know what else to try, part of me wants to put him outside on the swing as its dry, but will he expect that every night? Let him run around outside and burn off energy? But he’s got the energy and a little too much right now that it’s dangerous, as in he’ll run down the slide head first and as he’s tired he won’t have the balance he normally does.
Do I put him in the car and go for a drive? Again would he expect that every night? I’d rather put him in the car, get some petrol and drive, but at 9.30 drive to where? Roll on the end of the summer and light nights, maybe just maybe the winter nights will make him sleep!
All I can say is it’s draining going to bed the same time as your 3 year old.