Possession: 9/10s of the law but 10/10s of a toddler

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

That time I locked my child in the car: shame button activated!

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!

Potty Training: it will push your frustration button!

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!

3 (guilty) buttons that have been pushed lately

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