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Does s/he run around like a crazy person, like in circles or around the house, laughing like a madman? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
My ds does it all the time. Mom said I did it as a kid, too, so at least he comes by it honestly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We always know when he's tired because he gets SUPER hyper. It wears me out just to watch him....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Does s/he run around like a crazy person, like in circles or around the house, laughing like a madman? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
My ds does it all the time. Mom said I did it as a kid, too, so at least he comes by it honestly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We always know when he's tired because he gets SUPER hyper. It wears me out just to watch him....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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Why, yes. Yes he does. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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YES! she is so silly and hyper when she's tired, and bedtime is so hard!
 

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Yes! Dd is 4, and is typically an "easy" kid. No real behavioral concerns, listens well, asks for what she needs appropriately, etc.<br><br>
But if she's over-tired she's a different kid. She is more active, doesn't respond right away when we're trying to talk to her, can't walk safely all the time (hangs on our arm or tries to "dance" while walking through a parking lot), whines, can't focus on anything for more than 15 seconds, etc... It's frustrating.
 

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Oh yes. I read a good explanation of it once..........it's like adults who will do anything to keep themselves awake while driving.........rolling down the windows, turning up the radio full blast, singing, etc. That person may look hyper to others but is really tired!
 

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My youngest does this sometimes. My oldest does not. It took us a while to figure out what was going on. We expected ds2 to be tired after a busy day, but he was running around at top speed with lots of manic giggling. Now, we're on to him and his ways. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Or sometimes he forgets he knows how to use the potty, like tonight.<br><br>
Also the super-cranky cry-tantrum side of him shows.<br><br>
and then there's tonight where he wanted to read Personal Penguin, halfway through he asked for his binky, we finished it, he threw it on the floor and said "cuddle". After a minute or so of that his sis woke up so I went and put him in bed--not a peep, 5 minutes later OUT.
 

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DD does this. She gets super hyper when she is tired. She is like the Engergizer bunny. DS on the other hand is like a ferret, he just goes and goes and then crashes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS on the other hand is like a ferret, he just goes and goes and then crashes.</div>
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I'm hoping to get that model kid next time around. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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My ds is three and is still at the phase that he tells me he's ready to go to bed. I'm hoping he'll begin to wean himself, so I limit his time at the breast during the day. The only time he has free reign with no time limit is at bedtime, so he's all for going to bed at night.<br><br>
He does, however, run around like a crazy person when he's sleepy. I usually take him outside and let him run naked in the sprinklers or dance with him a little bit and then settle him down with some coloring after that (that's if he's not behaving this way at bedtime).
 

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Ugh, yes. But she has to do all her crazy climbing in bed, with me there. I've tried telling her to call me when she calms down, but she will cry and not let me leave. Then she'll be calm for a minute and start all over again. It's nuts. I'm hoping it will get better soon.
 

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Another vote for yes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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DD can get very hyper and silly when she's tired. I feel bad that I'm not always patient about it b/c she ends up waking up her little brother a lot.<br><br>
But I was the same way when I was little. Some of my best memories are when my sister and I were sent up to our bedroom for the night. We (ok I) would get so silly and make up all these fun things to do. I remember laughing so hard many nights that my stomach hurt.
 
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