DS is ill. He is also 2.5. This is a lethal combination. I need to have a rant.
Today's gems have been
DS: Mummy, I got a poo. I want the potty!
<<I am overjoyed that he is finally showing an interest in the potty, so I gallop upstairs to get a potty, as both of them are, inexplicably, in the bathroom>>
DS: Not that potty, the one with the lion on it! Me (18 wks pg and haven't had a good night's sleep in over a week): OK, I'll go and get you the one with the lion on it.
<<gallops upstairs again, returns panting with potty with lion on it>>
DS: I don't want to sit on the potty.
DS: I don't want the green cup, I want the red cup Me: The red cup is in the dishwasher, it's dirty sweetie DS: I want the red cup Me: the green cup is here, look, it's got lovely juice in it DS: (goes to get red cup out of the dishwasher) I want the red cup Me: But it's dirty DS: I want water in the red cup Me: oh ok I'll wash it <<bring it back to DS, full of water>> DS: <<wails>> it's all wet! Me: ok, I'll dry it. <<dries, muttering under her breath>> Here you go. DS: Noooooooooooooo I want the green cup
Normally the calm refusal works....but he's ill which means EVERYTHING is worth wailing about at the moment.
He has been wailing since 6am on and off about one thing or another. And I love him dearly and I know he's feeling ill but sometimes.......AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Dd is 2.5 and has been ill, she is better now and full of beans while i am still recovering from the hell she put me through the past few days combined with baby ds waking and screaming all night as he got the bug from her.
poor you littleducks! it does seem to get each member of the family in turn, doesn't it? DP has been having it, which has made him nigh on useless, now DS. I'll probably get it next week on the day I start my new job.