There’s a famous expression that is often quoted in films, that possession is nine tenths of the law. In truth, it’s just an expression and not an actual law. It’s also not something that the average toddler cares much about, especially once they enter the MINE phase. Everything is ‘a phase’ when you have children. … More Possession: 9/10s of the law but 10/10s of a toddler
Having a child does strange things to the brain. Aside from the possibility of what hormones can and are doing during pregnancy, post pregnancy, more hormones and sleep deprivation do more crazy things to you, and lead you to behave in previously unthinkable ways. This was one of those ways. I never in a million years thought … More That time I locked my child in the car: shame button activated!
As we entered day 5 of potty training in the Baffled household, Mr B and I decided that we’d give it one last day and make a decision about whether to call time on it. It had been suggested that we give it 2 weeks or so and see if our little Button-Pusher would at … More Potty Training: it’s time to call time
I think I’d assumed that potty training was going to be a swift affair. Girls are easier than boys they say. They also say if you leave it until your child seems really ready, till there’s some bladder control and an understanding, there’s a greater chance of success. Yet here we were, on … More Potty training: I’m still mopping up the mess
We started potty training recently. Two days in, and I wasn’t sure that we’d achieved anything. Two days, sixteen changes of big girl pants and zero requests to ‘use the potty please Mummy’. Zero requests. I wondered if my expectations were too high entering this latest phase of toddlerdom, but I really thought that by day … More Potty Training: it will push your frustration button!
Since having my beautiful little Button-Pusher, I’ve become aware of a button that not only do I have, but I never knew existed: the ‘I need to wipe that snotty nose’ button. Honestly I never even knew this was a thing. That said, I always knew that seeing a toddler pass by in the street, … More The snot monster strikes again
I wrote recently about the time my beautiful little Button-Pusher repeatedly requested that I drive to the park, in a post entitled 5 Buttons That Have Been Pushed Recently. Repetition is a theme that features heavily in both my posts and in our lives. B-P repeats herself endlessly. It’s a constant source of button pushing … More Ground Hog Day? Repeat Repeat Repeat…..
Guilt In an attempt to keep the little Button-Pusher happy and remain in the trolley on a recent trip to the supermarket, I supplied her with more kid’s snacks allowable over a day, let alone in one snack time. Strawberry wriggles, mini gingerbread men, a box of raisons, apple wriggles…. It was the only way to keep … More 3 (guilty) buttons that have been pushed lately
Irritation Late for a music class, and greeted by a re-surfacing road closure, just metres from the entrance to the park where the class takes place, the little B-P and I found ourselves stuck in traffic. For 40 minutes. We missed the class which is irritation enough: it’s a great class which B-P loves; it’s expensive and … More 5 buttons that have been pushed recently