Toddler who knows his own mind

C is a toddler who knows his own mind! At least he thinks he does….

Recently he has definitely been trying to assert his independence, whether its by telling me not to help him up and down the stairs, not to peel his fruit for him, not to help with his shoes etc. In total contrast he insists he cannot carry his own bowl from the kitchen to the front room!

Almost everything you want him to do he does the opposite, when you want him to walk he’d prefer his pram, when you want him in the pram, he’d rather walk. If you want him to have a nap then no way, if you need him to stay awake he will definitely fall asleep. Do you get the picture?

Even though we correct him when he says it he tells me he “Can’t like …. Mummy” So far today he can’t like Mickey Mouse (one of his favourites), toast, banana or the fridge?!?! This is often accompanied by fists clenched and what I can only describe as the Tim Henman arm but with more aggression!

On the up side, today he has decided that “I love you Mummy, I need lots of cuddles”, I have to put down everything I’m holding, or stop whatever I’m doing and just hug him. Even as I type this he has his hand on my arm just in case I’ve forgotten about him! Secretly I love that he still needs me I know it won’t be long before he is too cool for cuddles…………………….

Sleep……………………

Seems this may be a theme for a while!

Last night Grandma and Grandad called round which is usually a good way to tire C out. Showing off to them and playing silly games often works really well! Last night he asked to go to bed at 8.10pm and slept until 7.20am!!! Hurray!

LissyLou woke up at 12.30am which is very unlike her but she settled down quickly and she slept until 7am and had a feed and is back in her bed now (7.45am)!

C is sleeping at Grandma and Grandad’s tonight so hopefully LissyLou will let me have a good night…………………….

Snow Day


A snow day? “She’s lost it” I hear you say! It’s nearly July!!! Well maybe I have, but if I have I’ve lost it by having a fun day with my son….

Today we received a parcel from HIPP, some tasty baby food for LissyLou to try (more about that later!) The contents were packed with shredded paper for delivery. C was most impressed as we unpacked the box and seemed more taken with these strips of paper than with the prospect of food, which he could have tried if he wanted! But anyway…..

Today having had a good night sleep I let silly mummy come out to play, silly mummy doesn’t come out too often as sensible mummy thinks she makes too much mess!

Today she let C make a LOT of mess

Followed by the bubbles….

And the inevitable argument over tidying up!

But we had a ball all the same!!

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