I have had this post brewing for awhile. Let me tell you the whole story. Wildman is and has been the most active kid I know. He has always had a hard time sitting still. When Baby A was born and Wildman came home from daycare it really became apparent. Wildman at almost 2 would run so fast and so far that he would cover 2 or 3 city blocks with a pack of adults chasing him. He was and is very impulsive. Most of the time he can care less about consequences and he tries to do what he wants when he wants to. My husband and I have to be very strict and extremely consistent. It is hard but we do our very best. It is difficult to have him anywhere but home and outside.
Wildman just about got kicked out of daycare at the ripe age of 2. They declared him the most over the top kid they ever met. Last year at preschool he pulled the fire alarm multiple times which called out the fire department and they had to cover the alarm because he would not stop. They had to put a gate on the door of the class because he would wander out. This year is even worse. He is very disruptive to his class doing things like drawing on other kids drawing and upending tables while doing projects. I am at my wits end and I am beginning to think he is ADHD.
Then I have a day with him like I did today. I had to stop at the grocery store to return an item that was open when I got it home and go to BJ’s for diapers and stuff. He was amazing. Before we left he reminded me I needed to bring quarters for the ride on truck outside BJ’s. At the grocery store I told him that he could not hold my hand if he stayed with me. He was like glue and very very good. At BJ’s I let him ride in the car cart. He had fun and listened very well. We rode on the ride on truck 3 or 4 times and came home. We walked in and it was like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He immediately was in trouble hitting his brother for no reason and screeching. What happened to angel boy??
I worry for him. As a teenage he is going to be so totally over the top, we are afraid he will kill himself doing something stupid. Shoot, we are worried that he will do that next week. Is he too young to diagnose? Is he just a “boy”. We are so confused and at our wits end. Sometimes living with him is just hard. We have ADHD in my family. My nephew is an extreme case and had a tough time as a kid. He now is in college on a Lacrosse scholarship and doing very well. Do I have the strength to do as well as my sister did??