Keeping up with the Kid-monsterians

I used to be a little embarrassed that my 3-year-old daughter can’t seem to sit still. Ever.

She smiles for what seems like 24-7. She likes to wave at everyone, say hello, play with everything, run around. She makes friends easy, and she scares off some of the timid tots. She’s the queen of our neighborhood. Even older kids are drawn to her aura.

Some people find high energy to be a good quality in a child; others not so much. To me, her energy is pretty normal for a kid. A parent just really needs to be patient and let go and be fun too.

Another mom asked me what to do for her high-energy child. My answer: keep your child active. Run that little sucker all over until he/she crashes for their nap.

My daughter will take a nap for an hour or two, if I do it right. We swim, kick a ball in the yard, walk around the neighborhood a few times. When grocery shopping, I’ll have her pick up non-breakable items and place them into the basket. She is overjoyed to help.

Ah, to have her energy all day!! Right?

It is a trade off. I get a lot of exercise with her and she helps pump me up for my night.

Today, she tried to copy me during my aerobic workout in the living room. She made it much more fun than if I had done it on my own. She makes me laugh. She’s a blast.

I say that as my eyes begin to droop during my last few moments on the clock at work.

Is it bedtime yet?! Ha!

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