Did you say your willy has fallen off?!January 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Daily Life | 16 Comments
Tags: time out, toddler behaviour, toddler mannerisms, Two year old
And other conversations with a two-year old.
Bear is actually almost two and a half and at the most fun age I’ve experienced so far.
We can almost hold a conversation. Almost. If wellies weren’t willies (far better for your welly to fall off), and Wendy (from nursery) wasn’t windy.
The age from two to three is definitely fun. And a challenge too.
Take this week’s saga. ‘Oh no mummy, oh no a poo poo’.
Does he need a poo?! Does he need one but no longer wants to do it in his nappy?! Need one but it won’t come out?! I could go on but I’ll spare you.
So whilst we can almost make sense out of each other sometimes guessing games spanning hours ensue.
A 20 second snack request can go something like this…
‘I want raisins mummy’. ‘No mummy, no like raisins, want yoghurt mummy’. ‘No mummy crispies’. ‘Mummy chocolate?’. ‘Cup tea mummy’. ‘I love bread mummy’.
At the garden centre today he paused to talk to Bob the carrot whilst he sat on his perch and ate a biscuit. Who’s a pretty carrot then.
We also visited the chickelins in their coops. One tried to peck his willy. See earlier point.
He also seems to have developed a habit of repeating important words such as ‘mummy light on on please’ or ‘mummy nak nak please’ which requires instant ‘snack. I fear the parents may be responsible for double word syndrome.
We have a pretty good discipline system in place, well as much as you can at this stage. Time out works well, as long as you don’t let him see you laugh when he brings his shoulders up, does his cuter than cute smile and cocks his head on one side to see if he can get out of it.
But what I really like more than anything about this age is
‘Lie down mummy, lie down I stroke your face’.
Now this, I could get used to.