For New Years I got a look into the future. DH and I went to a party at my BILs house and most (if not all) of his friends had kids ranging from ages 3 months to 7 years old. It was fun and really gave me an idea of what those types of holidays are going to be like down the road.
Anyways. My husband is a notorious rough houser and the kids loved him. It was cute but the thing that annoyed us both is how much the kids would start crying. At one point my nephew slipped when he was running (age 4) and fell. He was hysterical for like 10 minutes. At another time two boys that were about the same age, a little older maybe, bumped into each other. One started crying and a few seconds later the other one did too.
Oh I should mention that they have carpet... so it wasn't like they were falling on the concrete or anything.
Maybe I'm a complete b!tch but I don't remember myself or my siblings crying over stuff like that when we were that age. When my niece (on my side) was 5 I remember that she got kocked in the head with a door accidentally. She didn't cry, but told her mom that she hit her head on the doorknob. Karla (SIL's) response was "oh no. Is the door ok?" My niece started laughing and that was that.
I want to do attachment parenting... but this kind of made me rethink a lot of advice about "let kids cry stuff out" or not being letting them be too clingy. These might just be personality traits also. Idk. Thoughts?