My son (5) is having a rough time right now. He has been having trouble with the down time of summer. He loved Kindergarten, and can't wait for 1st grade, and he is just sick of being around me and baby sister (2) all the time. I have had some activities tennis, art camp, zoo camp interspersed throughout the summer, but we can't do camps ($$$$) all summer.
He melts down at all of our outings (that I think will be *fun*, but backfire). He wants to stay in when we need to go out, and go out when we need to stay in. Every request starts as a drawn out whine......ahhhhgghh!! And he has taken to calling me stupid if I set a limit on behavior. I am trying to give him extra cuddles and reading and doing legos with him whenever I can, but frankly, he's just not been pleasant company. He is awesome with playdates with kids his age, but they can be tough to schedule with other people's vacations, kids in child care, our schedule, etc.
He is eating constantly, and I know he is growing majorly, which is part of it all, but we are just having a tough summer. And he is big for his age and very muscular, so when he is rambunctious, it is scary. His size/strength have a big lead on his ability to control himself. So I am feeling a little crispy about the edges, and it has nothing to do with the two year old!!