The Toddler phase is just another magical time of motherhood, after an absolutely horrid week with LPV last week I was determined that this week would not be the same (my week runs from sunday to thursday). Even being up at 2am didn’t damped my spirits I bounced out of bed threw on baseball cap to hide the Pat sharp mullet bundled LPV in the buggy and away we went for a lovely morning walk in the perfect weather. I have to say at this point that I did put on clothes as well as the cap!!
We both enjoyed the fresh morning air, we came back LPV had breakfast and slept (well eventually, he did catapult all of his stuffed toys out of the cot first and took a few more chunks out of the end of his cot for good measure). Lunch came and “paddy pants” LPV’s alter ego made a surprise appearance, for some reason unknown to me “paddy pants” prefers to eat his pea’s off the floor when lunch time is over, in fact I actually going to start serving his to him on the floor as he won’t eat anything I put in front of him at the moment. I gave in and gave him a yogurt, I had too as it was laced with antibiotics, before you call social services they’re prescribed!!
I bought a book called Toddler Taming a couple of weeks ago, af ter the debacle at lunchtime I thought I’d actually pick it and read rather than relying on it to send me mind signals……………… we’re doing absolutely everything……………….WRONG according to this book. I should focus on the positive apparently” well done LPV you bit mammy but you didn’t draw blood, what a clever boy!!!” I know it makes sense focusing on the positive behaviour and not the negative but when your tired, at the end of your tether it’s hard. I have to say in my poor son’s defence, 99.9% of the time he is an angel a very funny, entertaining, loving angel but this “phase” we’re getting into is scaring the bejaysus out of me.
Anyhoo enough with the whingeing, Granny & Granddad “Quack Quacks” impending visit this week is keeping us all very happy & excited, I finally get to use my photo shoot I won months ago it will be a nice ending to our time here it think, capture some beautiful memories for us to take to Amsterdam.