DS just turned 3, he's been doing this thing for a while. It's hard to describe but basically when he's playing with someone he knows well (little sister, older cousin etc) he looks like he's just about holding back doing something that might hurt them. It's like he's turning into the hulk or something.
That sounds really extreme and I don't think he ever would hurt them (he hasn't to date, never been a hitter or biter etc). As an example, say he's giving his little sister a hug, it's just about on the right side of friendly, but he sort of bares his teeth and looks like he could quite easily throttle her! Ha, it sounds ridiculous when I write it down. Just wanted to know if anyone experienced anything similar?
My brother has a son and he's convinced they get testosterone surges. It certainly looks like that. It's almost like he wants to do some really hard wrestling but is sort of just about containing it. I've read somewhere that boys need to wrestle. DS is generally pretty sweet and thoughtful.
Mine is a bit like this, I know what you mean. It might just be a case of their impulse control slowly developing, it's like they're thinking "I really want to bump into my friend hard and see what happens!" or "I really want to squeeze my sister as hard as I can and see if she does a funny scream!"... but they just about manage to resist as they know they will be in trouble!