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To think 2.5 year olds

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catgirl1976 Sat 16-Aug-14 10:26:11

Are just set to default "Destructo" setting and my entire life revolves around stopping him breaking things, hurting himself and wrecking my house

So far this morning he has "mopped" the walls, drenching the paintwork, got stuck down the side of the sofa, ran a pan along the slate floor scratching it, strewn raisins around the living room, picked the seeds out of his bread and shoved them in a speaker, emptied his nursery bag around the house and fucked up all the settings on the TV.

Arrgh. Is it too early to start drinking?

dancestomyowntune Sat 16-Aug-14 10:29:46

i have a 6 year old who is just the same sad

catgirl1976 Sat 16-Aug-14 10:31:17

That means I have years of this <sob>

jacks365 Sat 16-Aug-14 10:31:20

Glad to know it's not just my 2 year old.

catgirl1976 Sat 16-Aug-14 10:32:35

I spend all week looking forward to the weekend and then after a couple of hours with the mini-tornado I start looking forward to the relative peace of work smile

I think I best take him out and run some energy off him.......

Tanith Sat 16-Aug-14 10:42:58

Ah! He's at nursery!

That'll be behind some of it. All week long, he's allowed to put seeds into things, mop with paint and water etc. etc.

Then along comes the weekend and suddenly he's not allowed to do these fascinating things.

catgirl1976 Sat 16-Aug-14 10:47:34

That's probably true smile

He's probably wondering why we don't have 20 other 2 years olds to run amok with and a sand and water table at home grin

LST Sun 17-Aug-14 11:20:19

I have a almost 3 year old and a 7mo... My toddler is as you describe... but my god I find myself not being able to wait until ds2 is that old too!

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 17-Aug-14 11:31:51

Can you get a sand and water table outside?

catgirl1976 Sun 17-Aug-14 12:12:25

How funny - I've just ordered one off amazon!

Minisoksmakehardwork Sun 17-Aug-14 12:48:13

I have 2 year old twins. Their older siblings have nothing on them. I swear they egg each other on. Lounge currently covered in DVDs, DVD cases and they're using the toy kitchen as a slide. I've given up this morning.

catgirl1976 Sun 17-Aug-14 13:02:01

I can't imagine having 2 of him grin

Mini, you deserve all the wine

CatsRule Sun 17-Aug-14 13:20:18

Sounds just like my 2.5yr old ds....we call him hurricane miniCatsRule! Leaves destruction in his path then tells me I've missed a bit when hoovering up his mess!!

BikeRunSki Sun 17-Aug-14 13:21:14

Wait til he's 5...

catgirl1976 Sun 17-Aug-14 13:46:34

Don't tell me it gets worse Bike grin


biscuitsandbandages Sun 17-Aug-14 14:11:00

Yeah but when he is 5 you can also hand him the hoover grin

Minisoksmakehardwork Tue 19-Aug-14 21:45:44

I'm happy to share the winewinewinewinewine about. We all need itsmile

I keep telling myself it will get better. They might actually listen to me one day. I have a twin mum friend who says hers are easier when they're at each other's throats. Otherwise they conspire together. They're 7.

Hope you had a better day today. Mine has ended with copious amounts of vomit from Dtd.

meglet Tue 19-Aug-14 21:49:26


almost 6yo DD still draws on the walls

and the tv

and the sofa

cherrybombxo Wed 20-Aug-14 13:53:34

I'm sorry to say that my much younger brother didn't grow out of that horrible, pointlessly destructive phase until he was about 15. It started like you've described and went on for years. He poked his finger through my mum's new shower curtain for no reason (the day she bought and hung it!) and after my parents spending thousands on new windows and window frames, he stabbed one with a fork. He could never give an answer as to why he did these stupid things - my parents were close to getting him tested for something!

queenofthemountain Wed 20-Aug-14 14:55:35

Boys- yes
Girls-not so much.

appealtakingovermylife Wed 20-Aug-14 15:00:44

When I'm on the phone my dd who's 3 becomes even more of a little madam.
Last year, phone rings as we were about to make cakes, ran upstairs for a minute, coming down the stairs to find dd splattering eggs all over the cream carpet in the hall/living room and if that wasn't bad enough she had thrown two at the walls, absolute bugger to get offsmile
Think it's just a toddler thing.

PickledLily Wed 20-Aug-14 15:06:28

My DD went through a phase of calmly pouring the water from her cup all over the table, floor, herself etc. She would look very bemused when we told her not to. It wasn't until a few weeks later i realised that at nursery, they all tip their water into a jug in the middle of the table at the end of the meal. She now gets up from the table and pours it in the sink instead usually missing and soaking her feet in the process

Teddybeau1988 Wed 20-Aug-14 15:16:27

My 5yr old DD yesterday tipped ashes out of a urn all down the silk curtains so she could have the 'pretty pot' to put her hair clips in.

I had to walk to the end of the garden to scream

FreeSpiritsBadAttitude Wed 20-Aug-14 15:46:24

If you'd just left him when he got stuck behind the sofa you wouldn't have had to deal with a lot of that smile

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Wed 20-Aug-14 16:07:55

I have one of these, miserable creature was overtired and being a pain. Now he has fallen asleep and won't wake up, meaning he won't go to sleep tonight and will likely be a horror tomorrow too!

I have to booby trap the kitchen so he can't get in as his favourite thing is to pull a chair over to the cupboard and tip flour over the whole kitchen/dining area and if really accomplished, the hallway too. 36 weeks pregnant and finding it exhausting!

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