The children are excited to see each other and play and explore
They are also tired and needing extra rest from the weekend. Especially when the weekend is a holiday weekend. We usually take Mondays very slow and relaxed . That’s intentional.
Do you ever just feel “done?” Like “ I have people’d enough! Kids are like that too. They don’t recognize that problem or articulate it well so it comes in the form of extra spills , being hurt easily ( physical and emotional ) and over all weariness to get through the day. That’s why Mondays we sit. We read. We don’t get in a rush to do much of anything. We are present.
It’s also a tell tell sign when it’s nap time and they pass out quickly.
I’m glad our setting allows me to follow the children’s cues.