Ummm, so my toddler has turned into a teenager literally overnight. The irony is if you read my last post ‘A successful Easter Sunday‘ written only last Monday, I praise my little man for a tantrum free day. That now seems a distant sweet memory.
Everything now is ‘no’, complete with frown and vigorous head shake.
Me – “Can I have a kiss?” Baby B – ‘No‘
Me – “Come and get dressed” Baby B – ‘No‘ as he runs off in the other direction
Me – “It’s bath time” Baby B – ‘No‘ as he arches back when I go to pick him up so I nearly drop him
Me – “Time to get out, bath time’s over. Say goodnight to the shower” Baby B – ‘No‘ and does back arch again which is even more hazardous when wet
Me – “Do you want to watch Tree Foo Tom” Baby B – ‘No’ as I think, shit we’re in trouble, that was one of his favourite programs!
Anyway, you get the drift.
I’m guessing the ‘terrible twos’ don’t literally start as the clock strikes 12 on his second birthday, so is this what this is?!
The only question that I don’t get a ‘No‘ to is ‘Do you want something to eat?’. The boy is eating like it is going out of fashion. In fact, it is role reversal and after he has had his fourth breakfast of the morning this is how it goes;
Baby B – “Toast” Me – “No, you have had a slice”
Baby B – “Egg” Me – “No, you have had one. Remember you had it after your toast”
Baby B – “Banannnna” Me – “No, you had a whole one 6am!”
Baby B – “Apple” Me – “No, you can have one later”
Baby B – “Coookie” Me – “No, its only 6.30am. Ok fine, you can have an apple“.
Are the terrible two’s often accompanied by extreme hungry by any chance?! How do you combat the constant ‘No’s’ and most importantly, how long will this last people?!