Today’s toddler taming activity was helping mama cook dinner. I let them pick the dinner (mashed potatoes and sausages) and then we cooked it. But the whole time we were cooking, all I could think about was “Why don’t my kids listen to me???”.
“Don’t touch the knife, its sharp”, “The potato is raw so we can’t eat it yet”. Do they listen to me? Nope. Instead Little Miss ate some raw potato and then promptly spat it out. Little Mister had to be threatened with the 1 2 3 countdown before he dropped the knife. The photo attached is from a couple of weeks ago. Little Miss is eating raw pumpkin (I told her not to) cos I was too busy today keeping the peeler and knife from my toddlers’ busy hands.
I get that they are exploring their surroundings and pushing their boundaries. Knowing that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when I have to resort to bribes (If you get into the car you can eat some strawberries) or threats (If you don’t follow mama, I’ll chuck you in a trolley) to get them to do as I asked. Argh!!!!
I am the coolest mama in the world at the moment…at least to my twinnies. I wiped off the lady bugs and caterpillars from their blackboard wardrobe doors ( It was time. They had been there since their twin shower) and drew Peppa Pig and George Pig.
Now my drawing skills are a little questionable but Little Mister and Miss were VERY impressed. They made me feel like Michaelangelo or Mister Maker
I’ve seen a few of friends post “Today I am Grateful because” on their Facebook pages and I thought after almost a week of being quarantined with sick children (and hubby) that I need to look at the bright side of life. So here it goes:
Today I am grateful because:
1. Toy Story only goes for 81 minutes. When you’ve watched it as many times as I have, you really really start to appreciate that its a short movie.
2. Panadol and Nurophen have been invented AND Little Mister and Miss looooooove taking their medicine.
3. Little Mister and Miss have been taking massive naps (today they slept for nearly 4 hours!!!) and going to bed without a fuss. Yes, they’ve been waking up halfway through the night with high temps but this is a grateful list so we’ll just ignore that.
4. Soy Chai Lattes
5. And most importantly, I’m grateful that on sickness scale of 1 to 10, I’m only a 3. I cannot imagine the pain if I was a 8 & 9 like the rest of the household. Very grateful for that!