I thought I’d share today some of the things my lovely little girl has been up to this week-I might save this blog and pin it to her Facebook site in years to come but it makes me wonder if there’s a Terrible Three stage!
Lady ‘You were a good girl in that game weren’t you?’
My daughter ‘No I wasn’t’
Now I have to say that I only have this trouble, mainly, when me and my husband are together. I don’t know if she’s playing up, playing us against each other or just playing the buffoon.
Well a problem shared….here are some of the little escapades have I witnessed this weekend:
Cloth handkerchief in the toilet
Watch in the kitchen bin
Breaking a plastic spade in a nik nak shop
Wiping her nose on my dress
Running outside with no pants on
Getting a toy stuck in her mouth and having a mum jack on the breaks, go running round the car holding up the traffic hyper-ventilating
Opening the party gift we wrapped for her friend
Asking for a magazine while on the potty
And finally using croquet sticks as sledge hammers!
I’m sure I’m not alone here-any advice for me.
My husband is away on training and left this afternoon and there hasn’t been one incident-he will do anything to avoid confrontation-I’m happy to sit it out and make sure my little girl knows bad behaviour is not acceptable (I find it very upsetting but I know I’m teaching her for the right reasons and I always make sure we have a laugh afterwards). I think it’s the two different styles of parenting that is causing the friction.
I think I’ll do some research on this online-I’ll share it if I find anything useful. Like I said before I can’t be alone.
1. At 2, they can barely talk.
At 3, they never shut the hell up.
2. At 2, they cry.
At 3, they throw temper tantrums so epic, you become convinced that they are possessed by the devil.
3. At 2, they’re happy to eat anything you present to them.
At 3, they eat only three foods (usually consisting of a starch and processed cheese).
4. At 2, baths are a 10-minute event, the result of which is a clean child.
At 3, baths take over an hour and result in a drenched bathroom, sopping wet mommy, and 16 used towels.
5. At 2, they wear diapers that can be changed on your watch.
At 3, they’re potty trained and the world revolves around their bladders and bowels.
6. At 2, they are distracted by a box of Gerber Puffs at the grocery store.
At 3, they want to dictate your entire food list.
7. At 2, they let you dress them, looking innocent and adorable.
At 3, they insist on picking out their clothes.
8. At 2, they don’t like to get dirty.
At 3, they thrive on it.
9. At 2, you can do things for them, saving infinite amounts of time.
At 3, they must do everything by themselves, taking FOREVER.
10. At 2, manipulation is the last thing on their minds.
At 3, they own you. And they know it.
And on that note have a good week and I’ll try to make sure nothing else of mine is broken, binned or flushed!