We're back from the lovely trip. Crocodile has his volume turned up to 11, all the time. There is also no end to his energy. You can try to do active things, and it's still positive because he's happy when he's active, but not once has it resulted in a more chill child afterward.
I'm very thankful things were uneventful while we were gone, and this is about what we expected to come home to. So, we close our eyes and sigh with some peaceful memories and carry on!