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I've had one of those days.

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Flossiesmummy Mon 23-May-16 19:02:52

My three year old has driven me up the wall today. She's normally a total Angel but today hasn't listened, has done silly things and has generally pushed the boundaries.

I just shouted. I never shout.

I want a glass of wine, a really big one. Here's the kicker - pregnant.

Tell me all kids are like this sometimes while I cry into my glass of milk.


IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Mon 23-May-16 19:07:01

They are all like this sometimes! I have the nicest laid back children you can imagine, but I used to text DH saying 'when will you be home, I can't take any more!' Five years on, it's a forgotten blur! Have a nice hot milk and go to bed early.

LifeIsGoodish Mon 23-May-16 19:07:20

All kids are like this sometimes. smile

And all parents shout

Tonight, when she's asleep, go into her room. Give her a stroke and a kiss, and remember how utterly yummy she really is.

Nowine, but have some chocolate instead.

Flossiesmummy Mon 23-May-16 19:10:59

I really do need some chocolate. Can't wait for DH to be home even though she's in bed now.

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 23-May-16 19:16:19

I too have a 3 year old and am pregnant. I'm currently browsing amazon for some sort of non-shouty parenting book! If she's usually great then you must be doing brilliantly.

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 23-May-16 19:17:45

That came out wrong! I did not mean to imply that anybody with more challenging children isn't doing great! So sorry if I offended anybody. blush

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Mon 23-May-16 19:24:59

Iv had one of those days too!

This morning my six year old ran to the car for her bag. At 12pm, half an hour before nursery started I realised my keys weren't where they normally are. Turned the (just tidied) house upside down and couldn't find them. My three year old said he hadn't seen them. Walked to the school and got my dd out class to check her bag and jacket. weren't there. Said she put them back. Couldn't get a hold of my sister or in laws to run ds to nursery. Dad's car in the garage and dd had shared learning afternoon so ds needed to go.

Got back to the house and decided to check the letter box and found the keys and d's piped up oh yeah I put them there! Ggrr!

This evening I decided to go to KFC for dinner as I'd been run off my feet. Got to the window to pay and my bank card couldn't be found anywhere! Had to drive away and park and found it had fallen down the side of the seat so had to drive back round. Opened up my chicken and rice box and the sauce splatted up all over my top and face and I burst into hysterical laughter! Otherwise I'd of exploded!

My dh is now away for the fourth week of five. I'm so over being on my own!

Flossiesmummy Mon 23-May-16 19:32:57

Cupcakes thank you flowers

Exasperated what a day! I bet you'll be glad when DH is home.

ilovesthediff Mon 23-May-16 20:04:40

A near 4 year old who is manic, a tantrum queen of an 18 month old who dropped her nap and a kitten who just crapped under the eldest's bed, all over his fave Mr Men books.

Flossiesmummy Mon 23-May-16 20:58:33

iloves winecakeflowers sounds shit. Here's to a better day tomorrow.

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Mon 23-May-16 21:31:57

I just had screaming tantrums from three year old at bedtime and six year old who is still up on down. One bonus is my eldest was in on time for once so I didn't need to start thinking I was going to need to drag the little ones out to look for her.

Also have a puppy that keeps pissing in my son's room and shitting in my daughters. My username is really appropriate these day's.

Dh now has no signal at sea so I have no idea when I will hear from him. He is working on the harmony of the seas. Biggest cruise ship in the world and having a fucking whale of a time at night when his shift ends!

jeavcike Mon 23-May-16 22:15:02

We had to carry 3 y old dd out of a National Trust place on Sunday morning because she was being a right pain in the arse. We went because ds had just learned how to ride his bike and we wanted somewhere with enough space for him to get used to it and to practise braking and steering etc.
Dd wanted her scooter but wouldn't scoot up the hill. She wouldn't let me carry the scooter and didn't want me to take it back to the car. She sat on the scooter refusing to move. We eventually got to the outdoor cafe area, she was fine for a while but then stropped because she wasn't as fast as the bike. She stropped because she needed a wee but didn't want to go and had to be carried. She tantrummed because I wouldn't give her my drink (she had one of her own). Eventually we gave up and went home but she wasn't happy about that and needed to be carried, kicking and screaming, back to the car. It was a bloody nightmare. All because of that sodding scooter. We went out again later on and left it at home.

I'm telling this story to try and reassure you that this is usual 3y old behaviour. I've actually found, with my own dc at least, that they're worse at 3&4 than at two. The terrible twos were a breeze in comparison to the thunderous threes and fucking fours.

Flossiesmummy Tue 24-May-16 12:07:06

Jeavcike I always thought two was a total breeze! The last few days have been trying though (3 and 3 months)

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