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post #21 of 32
my son is one, but I have a younger brother and sister. Me and my sis were wild! we used to have this game where we would run a circuit from entryway, to dining room, kitchen and then a straight run the the family room into the formal living room where we would back flip on to a couch, crawl off the other side, and do it again. and again. and again.

My brother is very quiet. He also used to finish his homework without being asked. goody two shoes.
post #22 of 32
All three of my dc are pretty rambunctious and loud, but I have noticed a few differences between the genders. For example, today I was playing Memory with my 3 yo. He could focus on the game, and was doing really well, but he had to stand/kneel/bounce on his chair the whole time. And occasionally pick up the "rocket" card and fly it around for a minute.

My dd was much more able to sit still at that age. But that could be temperamental too. We went to the school's fall festival last week with some friends of ours, and all three of our children were bouncing around and talking a million miles an hour, while both their children were quiet and hung back a little. Just different personalities!
post #23 of 32
Sounds kid normal. I have a 4 year old girl and a 1 year old boy, they both spent a few hours running around our house with their 5 year old friend. Loud, crazy fun.

I don't think it's just boys, girls are loud too.
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by homemademom View Post
In any case, I agree with some of the pps. When my kids are being wild, they either go outside of to the playroom.
I'm starting to think that the living room being our play room is a big part of the problem. Another thing, it's finally supposed to stop raining today. Trust me, they're going outside today.
post #25 of 32
Embrace the insanity for it is the norm.
post #26 of 32
I personally do not think that is boy behaviour, I think it is just the way some kids are. I have two like that (the oldest and youngest) and one is a boy and one is a girl.
post #27 of 32
Normal. Together my boys are *so loud.* What looks like fighting to me, they insist they're "just playing"
post #28 of 32
I have three boys and one girl. One of my good friends down the street has 4 girls. I'm constantly amazed at how quiet and still and content her children are, and she's constantly amazed by how active and loud and busy my children are, and I don't don't think either one of us would trade for anything. I used to think it was a boy thing-- I grew up in a house with me, my sister, my mom, even our pets were girls!-- but now I just think we grow 'em wild.

I will say my boys are VERY physical-- wrestling, "baby boxing," play fighting, real fighting. But they're also complete cuddle lovebugs as well. I never in a million years thought I would want a house full of boys, but now that I have them, I wouldn't trade it for anything.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by Mackenzie View Post
Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it.
LOL! And oh so true.

May also be the definition for girl, in fact.

Anyway, to the OP, yes it sounds normal. Be glad they're getting along.
post #30 of 32
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My brother is very quiet. He also used to finish his homework without being asked. goody two shoes.
Hmm, better keep an eye on that one.
post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
I think it's more of a temperament issue than a gender one. It is completely normal behavior though.


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Originally Posted by Fuamami View Post
All three of my dc are pretty rambunctious and loud, but I have noticed a few differences between the genders. For example, today I was playing Memory with my 3 yo. He could focus on the game, and was doing really well, but he had to stand/kneel/bounce on his chair the whole time. And occasionally pick up the "rocket" card and fly it around for a minute.

My dd was much more able to sit still at that age. But that could be temperamental too. We went to the school's fall festival last week with some friends of ours, and all three of our children were bouncing around and talking a million miles an hour, while both their children were quiet and hung back a little. Just different personalities!
Yeah, this is a temperamental/personality thing, not a gender thing. My younger daughter is much like your son. She is constantly active, hence the energy smilie as part of her description.
post #32 of 32
Two loud and crazy boys over here!!
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