Harness that energy – kid powered homes!

Can anyone explain to me exactly what it is in the wiring of children that gets them more wound up the more exhausted they are?  Or at least explain why it is that a particular lithe red head of about, oh…. 42 pounds, gets totally fired up when she’s about to fall on her face?  ACK!

Okay.  Seriously?  What the heck!!!  How is it that these half pints have the energy they do NORMALLY?  And then how on earth do they triple that, doubled with a lack of ability to focus or listen to anything or anyone, when they are so exhausted that they should have the mobility of a sea cucumber?

image copyright of the Hatfield Marine Science Center

Can anyone explain this phenomenon to me?  Has anyone studied this ability?  Is there any way to harness this energy to, say… power an off-grid house?  If not?  Can I get in on it?  Donate an exhausted child to science?  It would be kinda like “bring your daughter to work day”, right?  Except it would be “bring some random kid to the science lab day”.  People would go for that, wouldn’t they?  It’s just one day….  and it would give us parents a break.  😉  I’m sure most of us would be willing to sign a waver or something saying that it’s all good.

Yep.  You have NO idea how relieved I am that she’s asleep (like 30 seconds after her head hit the pillow).

Good grief.


About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/

Posted on December 29, 2011, in Family, Parenting, Wee Girlie and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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