Kids are just so energetic. And They will play till the last drop of their energy.
My sister came by early yesterday and spent the whole evening with the boys till my mom and brother came by after dinner and they left about 11pm.
While Max had napped in the afternoon just before lunch, Micah napped after. So both boys had quite a bit of personal time with their Ee-Ee.
By evening, about 9pm, Max was already feeling a little tired. Came to me to ask to nurse, but then got distracted and ran off to do something with his brother. He actually came by a few times, while Ee-Ee and I were actually watching Amelie (the French movie), while I sat with both the grandmas to chat, while I sat with my bro and sis talking about food at the dining table.
Max's distractions were:
Cars, playing and racing them with his brother;
Playing with the uncooked pasta, doing pouring and scooping with his brother, using small tractors and lorries;
Jumping and rolling around the floor with his brother, pretending to be Ninjas like in Daddy's game (sigh... so this bit play-fighting has started...)
Went out to the back to look at some kittens with his brother while the grandmas were looking at some herbs;
Eating banana cake and muruku with his Ee-Ee;
Studying a Thomas and Friends' catalog with me, and showing the ones he likes to his Ee-Ee.
Finally, my mom and siblings left and Max came up to the room with me. I got him to brush his teeth and get into his pj before he crashed on the bed. He asked to nurse and within 2 minutes he was in dreamland.
Then I had some time with Micah and got him settled into bed too. They just want to play till they are completely drained. Then they will sleep.