Post # 1
… bc my daughter gets AWFUL. (Her behavior does, not her) She mood swings on a dime. It’s just over-excitement. But it is really challenging. Getting her in the tub is like getting a cat into a tub. She ends up screaming and in tears as we tub her.
We tell her no she cannot have a piece of candy and, ope… tantrum
Dinner time manners fly out the window.
And so on and so forth. She is beautifully behaved the rest of the year. She makes us so proud with her manners. But come Chrsitmas, this is not so.
In fairness she gets really over scheduled bc she her parents are divorced and she has an over-involved pushy grandma on top of that. I don’t blame her. I’d be cranky too.
It does make us brace ourselves for the holiday season though.
Anyone else experience this with their kids at Christmas time? I am sure we are not alone. It is really exciting for the kiddos. Although, there is a flip side that is positive, it forces my fiance and I to really refine our parenting skills haha. We are very good at handling tantrums come New Years.
Post # 3
Yes, my daughter just turned 11, she’s not getting any better 😉 I’m expecting it to get worse as the teen years get closer and closer…. It’s worse around xmas, just the excitement of the activities, events and excitement of presents.
Post # 4
Yep. Oh yes. I would be lying if I saiid that I did not go to bed last night while saying “Yes! Done. Done Done. It’s done!!!” My head.
Love how happy Christmas makes the kids, but I kind of hate the holiday at the same time. I started a thread about it earlier in the month haha.
Post # 5
@Gabthebee: I have 3 cousins & a niece & nephew, ages 6 & under. The 6 y/o cousin is a complete terror and when he’s around for the holidays he gets the other kids (who are normally decently behaved) acting pretty badly. He’s mean with his words, really rough & all around very unenjoyable to be with. When its just the 4 kids (and not the 6 y/o terror) things aren’t so bad (like at other family events throughout the year) but this little stinker is tough to be around. I’ve also noticed that getting the kids out of the normal routine & keeping them extra busy makes for some challenging days/evenings. You are not alone! =)