Bre - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My almost-3 year old, especially about an hour before bedtime or if he's skipped his nap, (a subject for another day) gets really spastic. He's uncontrollably loud, uncooperative, and twists and jumps and throws things in very quick, jerky movements. And although throughout the day he may do some of these things regularly (like forget his inside voice while his sister is napping) he's different when he's all spaz-y... maybe only differences a mom would notice. His eyes may be glassy or big and round or dilated. He doesn't appear to be able to regulate his actions or voice level. He twists and jerks out of my arms and squeaks and hoots in protest. The usual ways of getting him to behave don't work, not even bribery at that point (haha... don't pretend you dont do it, moms!)
I just want to know if this is normal tired toddler behavior, or even regular hyper toddler behavior, rather than some kind of disorder or epilepsy. It can get pretty weird.
Thanx in advance for all replies... even if it's just "youre not alone, my kid is a lunatic too!" :)