Every morning before going to work, I walk our 4 years old son to the preschool located 15 minutes from home ; and his little brother too (in a stroller).
Every evening after work, my wife walks them back home.
Since a few weeks, our eldest son purposefully walks extremely slowly this path (saying his "legs are tired" for example). If we meet his classmates on the way, he will resume to "usual" walk, or even run with them.
In order to not be late for work, I tried the following:
- Wake up and leave earlier
- Try to walk different paths
- Put him in the stroller with his brother
- Stop and ask him why he walks slowly (he replies he is tired)
I would like to understand better his behavior.
Could it be due to a lack of sleep (he sleeps in average 8 hours at night, and has a 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon) ? A breakfast too light (juice, fruits and bread) ?
Does he want more attention ?
I would like to hear opinions or advice, especially from people who experienced similar situations.