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Gah! TODDLERS!

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WhatFreshHellIsThis Tue 28-Oct-08 19:46:59

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.

angry

also:

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

angry angry angry

Someone talk me down from the ledge.

cyphercat Tue 28-Oct-08 19:54:54

This was my day...well weeks now, they take your brain and play with it don't they.

BIG HUG feel better.

WhatFreshHellIsThis Tue 28-Oct-08 19:59:53

I do sometimes wonder whether they're trained by military intelligence - surely noone can push our buttons so effectively without training?

noonki Tue 28-Oct-08 20:00:44

I am meanie and say red cup or nothing...very calmly

I use or nothing for everything, since DS1 was about 2.2 and it works for us!

remember the more annoyed you are the better their 'plan' has worked grin

Preganacy and toddlers are such a rubbish mix arent they.

WhatFreshHellIsThis Tue 28-Oct-08 20:03:09

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!

littleducks Tue 28-Oct-08 20:48:43

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.

You have my sympathy

WhatFreshHellIsThis Tue 28-Oct-08 20:55:30

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.

<<sigh>>

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