Monday, February 25, 2013

Do your children suffer from PSES?

First of all what is PSES? Well in our house PSES stands for Post Special Event Stress! After a particular exciting or special event the children going into an agitated or cheeky state either from exhaustion or too much fun!  My girls do suffer with PSES ... they get so wound up and excited, that later that evening, or the next day, they ain't good for much. I am very aware of this and I confess I make special allowances for it now. What's the use in pushing a very tired and over excited child, there will just be tears ... and that's usually from me!

As mentioned this weekend was the first camp away from home, without parents, and their little faces reek of exhaustion this morning. The morning started with tears from Agent Smelly because The Fashionista hit her when she tried to wake her early (she's the early riser in this house!) this morning. Don't get me wrong, I don't condone hitting but I do understand that TF had been sleeping soundly when mischievous eight year old jumped on her to come play with her. TF obviously felt pretty bad because whilst I had AS snuggling in bed with me drying her tears, she snuck in and dropped off an apology note and a chocolate for her sister. When I asked AS what prompted her sister to hit her she said "oh I was annoying her".... well really and you expected what, a thank you?  Later at breakfast I decided a quick mention of the "no hitting policy in our house" would suffice and left it at that.



The start to the day soon revealed to me that teaching the children today was going to be joy, joy, joy! So a quick change in the curriculum had them both laying outside in the sun, reading living history books, so that ticked off reading and history in one go.



Then later I got out a new 500 piece jigsaw puzzle of South Africa, I think that covers Geography doesn't it?

That left a bit of math ... oh wait they held garage sale at Guides tonight where they sold and bought things. Maths check!

And yes, we made it through the day without too much trouble or whining; the girls were pretty good too.

6 comments :

  1. This sounds more like a school day in our house lol. I'm expecting a right off day of little house on the prairie and knitting tomorrow now that Nana has gone home.

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    1. Yes but you have that whole unschooling thing down pat. You aren't a Type A personality like me ... so much stress, so little time ... lol

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  2. I love days like this... not the crying part, but the do-things-out-of-the-ordinary- part! Sometimes that's when my boys learn the best!

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    1. I agree those are the days we end up learning so much more ... all of us!

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  3. Mad Mum's MonologuesMarch 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Multi-Tasking Mama...help please! I cannot get my head around how to get a blog started, what to blog about, how the whole pinterest thingy works, or even what to put on my other FB page! I am so stuck in my eighties learning! I figure I'm best to ask someone of my gen, who's already been there done that & can gently guide me through this new virtual maze! :D
    Love from Mad Mum's Monologues

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    1. Mad Mum, Firstly the 80's were great so don't worry about being stuck there. ;) I am happy to help you through all of this ... btw I am still learning but there's no rush I remind myself. I simply enjoy it.

      Re Pinterest, I know I love it but avoid it ... you will become obsessed like me ... lol PS there's no age group so my girls have accounts on there too. Little Miss H would love being able to pin animal pics!

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