Give them an inch and they take the whole hundred miles…..

Give them an inch and they take the whole hundred miles…..

Why is it when you are doing something nice for your toddler, you know buying the odd ice cream, some time on the ipad, putting on their favourite film why cant they just be content, grateful and decide to then be little treasures for the rest of the afternoon as a way of saying thanks??…At the moment in our house you give Sonny a treat and he wants more! More ice cream, more ‘Bing’, more Gruffalo; the little monkey will push and push and then proceed to tantrum til his little hearts content just to get something else!.

Once a million toys have been launched around the lounge, he’ll eventually calm down leaving two pretty dishevelled parents scratching their heads as to how that little offering of a treat escalated with such dramatic emotions! The tantrums are hard to control once they are in full swing so if I walk away for my own sanity as well as taking the attention off the little devil they usually stop pretty quick and if we haven’t quite reached the peak then distraction is my go-to technique!

The emotions of a toddler will always baffle me, I long for the day when he says thank you Mummy that was really nice (I hope) I will continue to stick to my guns in the hope that you know its shaping him for future life (ohhhh the pressure) and just ride out this phase with regular chocolate consumption!

Please tell me your child does this too!

Love Harriet x







  1. Jayne beckett
    September 3, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    All children do harriet they try your patience to the limit and then they do something wonderful and you beam with pride carry on your doing a wonderful job

    • September 7, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      Oh Jayne you are so right! He’s doing some really sweet stuff too and that makes me beam!! xxx

  2. Caroline
    September 3, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    You will in time be glad that you stuck to your guns, everything is such a big deal at this age & he’s testing those boundaries! Be patient & I promise you won’t regret it, you are the maker of your son, your day will come.x

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