We adopted six kids. They’re close in age and all high energy. The youngest two wake at the crack of dawn. I think they can hear me roll over in bed.
New parents be forewarned that all years (prior to college) are (each) uniquely tough for parents. Daily, 24/7, I am propelled from a horizontal state straight into full throttle mode. Ironically, the drive time to and from schools, tutors and work have helped save my sanity on many days – plus any chance to hang out with a bottle of good white wine with good friends in the evening.
Children need to find their own down time in order to help you to find yours. Alot of outdoor play helps and if possible get your kids outdoors playing on the best backyard play sets, or outside playground equipment available for your family. These outdoor play sets are more affordable than you imagine.