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  1. July 1, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Haha, these are all very true. Fournado is just the same. I’m still trying to think up a suitable alteration on five.

  2. July 1, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Oh god! Hahaha! Mini already takes so very long with all her food. Like you say, she isn’t too picky and will live off of sweetcorn and peas if you let her, but she takes her sweet sweet time! Actually, I don’t know if this is a little naughty, but I genuinely have sat her in her chair and given her a breakfast and lunch straight after! In my defence, she outright refuses food in the morning (my jeans told that tale this morning when I had the audacity to offer her a banana before 11.30am) so that’s how it goes most mornings. She just has brunch and dinner… Lucy xx #triballove

    • July 1, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting Lucy! To be honest I know of a few mums who will give a lunch type meal at breakfast, cereal for dinner etc as it actually doesn’t matter that much, equally like you say some children just don’t want food at certain times so there’s no point in forcing the issue. In hot weather my eldest will just pick, I try not to take it as a personal criticism to my cooking! Your poor jeans, another thing for the daily wash, lol.

  3. July 1, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Loved this post!! Brill writing style too!

    Our one is only just 2 and is very much pushing the boundaries like a rapidly inflating balloon filled with despair and misery, about to pop.

    If he is still like it when he reaches 3 he’ll be going on eBay. #effitfriday

    • July 1, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Haha thank you. Fully agree with the ebay plan. Just make sure you check the “no returns” box and always consider best offers ???? #effitfriday

  4. July 2, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Yes, you will almost certainly lose your mind, sorry about that ???? I hope it comes back before SATS…x

  5. July 2, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I have a threenager so I feel your pain! What is it about mealtimes? Why!!! Mine could be sitting there all week and she still wouldn’t have finished the meal – urgh!

    • July 2, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      I know!! Mine has picked up some bizarre habits from me as well, she likes dry crackers (!) and the burnt crispy bits of lasagne, and dry cereal. Dry = maximum crumbs and powdery residue as well, more fool me! Thank you for commenting ???? xx

  6. July 2, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    This made me laugh – so funny. But yet I also feel your pain. My daughter is 17 months and yet I can feel us heading this way – call it a tingling in my bones or a shiver up my spine or something. Earlier today, after a delightfully happy 30 mins in the garden, she face planted the concrete path whilst pending over too low to examine a pebble. A pebble! Suspect we may be doing that A&E thing too in another year or so…

    #forTheLoveOfBlog

    • July 2, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      Oh it doesn’t take much for a perfectly nice activity to end in tears and cast a cloud over the day does it! Poor girl and poor you. Shameless plug but my second post called “Injuries” will make you laugh / put the fear of God in you ???? Thank you for reading and commenting #fortheloveofBLOG

  7. July 2, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    So funny! I really like number 5 haha. πŸ™‚ #effitfriday

    • July 2, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Could have been a whole lot worse, that one! He was so lovely about it. Thank you for reading and commenting ????

  8. July 2, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    This is so funny!! I am obviously terrified though (I have a 1 year old)…I particularly love your bathtime routine (FFF had me crying with laughter) and the awkward questions xx #triballove #fortheloveofBLOG

    • July 2, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Yes, sorry to terrify you, hopefully it’ll creep up very slowly and gradually rather than slam-dunking in at a minute past midnight on their third birthday! I wonder if I should have made it FAFF with the inclusion of A for Armpits, might edit it another time ???? Thanks so much for reading and the lovely comment xx

      • July 2, 2016 / 8:08 pm

        Haha or should the A be for arse? Just a thought. Hmm our 14 month old seems to have already reached Terrible Two status so I should be prepared for an early onset I think!

        • July 2, 2016 / 8:11 pm

          Haha speak for yourself ???????? Oh I hope it’s over quickly and cleanly for you. Mumzilla told me about the dawn of the Fournado which sent me towards the drinks cabinet!

  9. July 2, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Lol, gave away a bit too much there. Oh second reply, I’ll stop hi-jacking your comments now!

    • July 2, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      You’re fine, I like being hi-jacked by nice people! Off to stalk your blog a bit more.

  10. July 3, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Just popping back again to say YES to what you say about the dry food. Youngest has to have beige and dry, crunchy food! #puddinglove

  11. July 3, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Brilliant post! My girl isn’t even 2 yet and already tantrums like a trooper. Already loves stuffing things into her face just as I’m taking the plate away that she’s threatened to empty onto the floor for the past 15 minutes. #puddinglove #triballove

    • July 3, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      She sounds a treat. In fact she sounds like she’s in cahoots with mine! The only way is up ???? thank you for reading and commenting for #puddinglove. Feeling the #triballove xx

  12. July 3, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Haha, this is funny and I had item 5 in Waitrose too once. Oh the shame! Thankfully we don’t share bathing routines (it is my only 5 minutes of peace before work/home/play/bed). I am getting the ‘how many times do I have to ask you!’ phrase from my little darling these days though, for which I have no solution for at the current time. #PuddingLove

    • July 3, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      I rue the day I started sharing a shower, honestly! Last night she told me I needed to shave my armpits, the cheek. Thank you for reading and commenting ???? #PuddingLove

  13. July 7, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Oh noooooo that’s so cringey! The worst bit is when you can see the cogs turning and you know they’re going to launch an inappropriate bomb, but you can’t quite escape the situation quick enough ???? Thanks for reading and commenting for #PuddingLove xx

  14. July 7, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    So you’re saying that it doesn’t get easier after the two-namis? Great, well that’s just fricking awesome.
    Also LOVE the fff shower – totally stealing that phrase!

    • July 7, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      It does not. Sorry. You know what I had to do today? Fish a favourite ponytail band FROM THE TOILET because she dropped it and it was her most very favourite one and I couldn’t face the tantrum. I just could not face it. In I went. Haha please help yourself to the FFF usage, it’s all sorts of fab ????

  15. July 7, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Brilliant this made me chuckle reading it, especially the bit about the slow eating, which kind of reminds me of my 11 month old, who I feel like I constantly feed! I bet you wanted the ground to swallow you up in Waitrose at the check-out. We are far from the threenager stays, but it sounds like it is going to be challenging. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • July 7, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you for hosting #fortheloveofBLOG! Yep, you have interesting time ahead of you but it sounds as if you’re well prepared πŸ˜‰

  16. July 7, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    FFF shower. Crying. Seriously crying.

    Apparently four gets worse…..

    But yes I feel your pain with my very own threenager, who pushed his brother over this afternoon and bashed his head open, then came up with the excuse I was pushing him away from the fire….. in Pontypandy. Sigh.

    • July 7, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Oh Christ, sounds nasty!! Brotherly love hey….

  17. July 8, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Haha could have been interesting ???? thank you for reading and commenting xx

  18. July 9, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Haha Mumzilla is right the Fournado brings just as much joy! The jostling for my other halves attention is a real issue in our house too. Like you I like to say you can join now and then watch Pie struggle with the power of being able to talk without constraint! Thanks for linking #puddinglove

    • July 9, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      Oh no!!!! Will I ever be free?! Thank you for reading and commenting for #PuddingLove

  19. July 9, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Oh yep I have me one of those too – he is so good at turning on the water works when he doesn’t get his way it drives me mad!

    He also happily tries to join in conversations too but has nothing to say and often just ends up repeating exactly what his older brother has said! lol Sorry my comment is so late! This is for last weeks #ForTheLoveOfBlog

    • July 9, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Haha better late than never, and I’m pleased someone else’s child does the annoying conversation thing! Drives me bonkers. Thank you for reading ???? xx

  20. July 12, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Haha I’ve never heard of twoligan before (obviously I had one. Just didn’t know the terminology). I feel for you…after threenager comes fournado, then comes SCHOOL! Thank you for reading for #dreamteam xx

  21. July 12, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Ha ha vert entertaining – love your style – laughing away one my coffee so thank you for the feel good vibes! Loved this line ‘Mouse is generally sick of me too and we vie for his attention like a pair of jostling car salesmen’ so so true! I hate to say it but they tend to hit threenager style behaviour again at teens – Oh I can’t WAIT TO READ YOUR POSTS WHEN YOUR’S ARE TEENAGERS! Did not mean to make that capitals but it kind of works! #DreamTeam

    • July 12, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Hahaha i feel as if you’re both enjoying and mocking my naivety ???? two teenage girls as well – I pity myself and I still have 10 years to go, haha. Thank you for the comment and I’m glad I made you chuckle ???? #dreamteam

  22. July 12, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Oh god I don;t know how to say this but it does extend beyond three. I have a 7 year old who takes 3 hours to eat and asks inappropriate questions at just the right moment. Thanks for making me laugh! #dreamteam

    • July 12, 2016 / 11:44 am

      Well, thanks for making my day *clicks unfollow* ???? urgh so it continues way beyond 3 then, great…! Ah it’ll be fine. I’ll just drink more coffee. Thanks for reading, I’m glad I made you laugh for #dreamteam ???? xx

  23. July 12, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    This is one of my faves from your blog – I love the picky eating, I’ve been warned to expect the same when E goes to nursery. Their kids put away seconds of everything and yet all they eat at home is cheese. Thank you for sharing, I’m seeing this as a warning for what’s to come – my plan is to be prepared! Thanks for linking to the #dreamteam Hope you come back next week! x

    • July 12, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Ah really? Thank you! All true, sadly. I now reckon the portions at nursery must be weeny as very often she’ll eat seconds AND thirds but will fart around over a cracker at home. Your child looks nice though so you might be fine ???? Thank you for hosting #DreamTeam xx

  24. July 16, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Oh my I’m afraid of what is to come. Mine is two and and the pickiest eater I know. I can only imagine what prolonged meal times will be like. #dreamteam

    • July 16, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Well, you might have all the bad stuff now and then have a clear run of it…! ???? Thank you for reading and commenting for #dreamteam

  25. February 7, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Mine screamed for 45 minutes this afternoon because I wouldn’t give her 2 Oreos. All the while holding the 1 I had given her but she refused to eat until she had 2! #fml!
    And this is my second time around with a threenager so I’m basically an alcoholic!

    • February 7, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Oh my youngest likes to have one on standby as she’s eating the other one, greedy toad! Thanks for reading, I’ll join you on the alcoholism ????

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