Just having an off day I guess

@lilybug (21148)
United States
April 30, 2009 6:43pm CST
Last night my 9 year old son was driving me crazy. He was picking on his sister, not listening to what he was told, and to top it all off he purposely ripped a big hole in the shirt he was wearing. I was getting very upset with him. I had no idea what his problem was. Do your kids ever just have off days?
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 May 09
Oh yes! I think we all just have those days sometimes. I hate it when my girls have those days because it seems they have them at the same time...lol...then I have one.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 May 09
The next day was much better. My daughter has bad moments sometimes, but never the whole day. Thank goodness.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 May 09
It ios not called the 'Noisy Nines' for nothing! yes, all of my children had off days and then suddenly everything is back to normal. This is normal behaviour too. He should not have ripped a hole in his shirt though - that is unacceptable behaviour and would have upset me too. We have off days where we don't want to even get out of bed - at least I do - and so do kids. The year I hated was 15. When my sons tunred 15 they became really stupid and I could have brained them!
• United States
4 May 09
My kid has her moments during every day but mostly it stems from her wanting something from me but me not giving it to her. For instance, she will come into the room while I'm working on the computer and ask for a snack like bread (which she should be able to get for herself, but won't.) And if I forget to go fetch it, she starts acting up. When she was a toddler she had to touch every surface in the room and I have heard that is one of the signs of ADHD. But I'm not an expert on it. I was worried for awhile but she evened out. I don't give her lots of preprocessed snacks that contain red dye as that has been linked to hyperactive disorders in children like ADHD. Coolaid, breakfast bars etc. all contain red dye and sometimes make kids hyper. Could just be hunger, tiredness, nervousness or boredom. Some kids get too much caffeine from cola and need to go outside to run it off. Mine does on the rare occasion when she drinks cola.
@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
3 May 09
I always heard rearing boys was easier than rearing girls, but I'm betting they didn't mean boys were less hard to handle! Boys seem to get in much more trouble, but I think little boys just like that. Heaven help any kid of mine who decides to test their limits. I'd probably lock my door and start praying, "Lord take me now!" Seriously, you're a good mom lilybug.