Sometimes Mr. Rolo my five year old comes home from school very keyed up. When he was a baby we used the bath a lot to "reset" his mood. As those of you with spirited children know, you need an arsenal of calming activities at your disposal.
Here is our latest "trick" to reset Mr. Rolo's mood. After school, I have been letting him have free range in our back yard with our hose. Letting him blast everything in sight seems to help melt away the frustrations of his school day. By the way if you are reading this and have a "spirited" child of your own, I highly recommend Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Kurcinka.