Little Bean is now into her third week of attending pre-school (Little School) three full days a week and I’m really starting to notice a difference in her and not in a good way. I’m not being an unsympathetic Mummy, I can see that this difference in her is tiredness. She comes home from pre-school exhausted and she is so whiny and argumentative.
Since starting this new routine at pre-school she wakes up at 6am instead of 7am (of her own accord and much to Daddy’s dismay), by teatime she is almost impossible. She cries at the drop of a hat and loses the ability to share, which is something she has always been pretty good at.
Unfortunately she isn’t the sort of child to sit down and have ‘quiet’ time. As soon as she feels herself start to nod off to sleep she will jump up and get herself revved up to stay awake. She gets louder and more manic, almost hyperactive. She winds her brothers up and starts fights, its really not a pleasant experience at all and I’m a bit lost as to what I should do? I have been trying to get her to have naps on a Monday and Friday afternoon (when she is not at school) to get caught up on sleep which last weekend had the effect of her sleeping in until 8am on Saturday morning.
I’m sure I am not the only Mummy to be having these issues so how do you deal with your tired tearaways as they settle themselves into pre-school or nursery? All comments and advice are gratefully received.