Monday, November 17, 2008

The Sunday Slump

We started noticing a while ago that Sunday's were a particularily hard day for Iris. She acted out more than usual, was more teary than usual, just all around kind of difficult to deal with. I wish I could figure out what it was. I mean, for me, I know it's Sunday, I am not a fan of Sunday because it means the end of the weekend. Although Iris can't really read a calendar yet, does she still just know it's the end of the weekend? Is she reacting to that? We don't really do anything differently on Sunday than we do on Saturday and she's fine on Saturday.

Does this happen to anyone else's children? Any thoughts on what might be going on?

4 comments:

  1. Not as much structure on the weekends as the week days...1 day of no structure is okay, but 2 days...not so much? GraceAnne does better on days when she knows what to expect.

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  2. That's a REALLY good point, Tara.

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  3. I'll second this! During the week, when we have a pretty set rhythm going on the kids are great...they know what to expect. On the weekends, Dad is home which is good on many levels, but it also throws everything about our usual routine off...we're busy going places, mealtimes are different, Sophie rarely gets more than a 30 minute nap in the car, etc. So they're both more prone to melt-downs on the weekends than at any other time of the week! How does she do come Monday when the routine is back in place?

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  4. She does just fine again on Mondays. I bet that's totally what it is. Here I was thinking that weekends are the best because we get to be together and do fun stuff-- it never would have occured to me that they would be more stressful!

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