We have had a tough day. Being five is hard. Being five and a boy is especially hard.
At five and six children’s emotions a little bit more tricky to understand. They laugh many times when they are frustrated. Children begin to be more independent and sometimes you hear that in a strong voice. Friendships and social play is a little more tricky. This is the age that you’ve begun to hear “you’re not my friend” or “you can’t come to my party.”
Oh my goodness they talk so much more and it’s just louder -everything is louder.
And body motions are big as they learn how their bodies fit in all the space around them. Everything is exaggerated.
Today was hard. Thankfully, I know what to expect from five year old boys. Sometimes it still catches me off guard and sets our day in a spin . If you ask the kids there were a few times today I visually did breathing techniques hoping they would all join me.
The girls don’t necessarily participate in big body play as much but they scream. They scream at the top of their lungs for everything.