Let’s be honest. We can all say how much we love being a mum till the cows come home. But some days are bloody tough. Some days you want to scream and rip your hair out! And maybe hide in kitchen sneakily stuffing some biscuits in your gob before they come to find you! Toddlers can be angels but they can also be little sh*ts!!
You know sometimes you can look at your little human and think “wow, I made that” with pure heart bursting love! And others you’re thinking “holy f**k I made that!” with confusion (and sometimes a little bit of fear, ha)!!
Honest parenting is my favourite! When people share the tough times and not just the insta-worthy moments! So here’s 5 things that make me want to rip my hair out…
Obvs. The tantrums are insane! I thought the type of tantrums that have you questioning whether it’s time to hire an exorcist didn’t come for at least a couple of years. But sorry to say that they arrived a LOT earlier than anticipated. And they came with a vengeance!
Stanley’s tantrums are no joke. And sometimes I can laugh and I just find it funny. And others are harder to deal with and I feel my signature stressed out eye twitch coming on.
The tantrums that usually push me to the edge are the super whiney ones that have no rhyme or reason. The ones where he moans for something so you give in and let him have it, but that causes another tantrum. Erm, what?!!! I don’t understand then! These tantrums hurt my brain, ha!
2. I have to share everything
Think Joey on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Well, “Georgia doesn’t share fooooood!!!!” Except, now I do. I don’t have a choice. Whatever I’m eating he wants. Even when it’s something he doesn’t like or something that he’s already got in front of him! Mine evidently tastes better! Heartbreaking. And even worse when he takes it off me then launches it across the room – so frustrating.
3. They have no concept of personal space
Seriously. Like none. What is with that? Yeah, it might be a bit funny sometimes but not so much when you spend 90% (if not more) of your time with a toddler clinging off you like a bloody orangutan!! Especially when you’ve got stuf to do. And then it leads back to the tantrums…because you put them down they scream, so you pick them up, then they wriggle and thrash around to go back down! Toddlers, eh?!
4. They want whatever they cant have
My make-up, anything breakable (which FYI they instantly want to throw harder than they’ve ever thrown anything before), anything remotely dangerous…..you name it. If you don’t want them to have it they’ll find a way. And I’m talking they find new ways to climb up sh*t and grab it in the blink of an eye. I swear toddlers go to secret training camps when we think they’re asleep!! They are sneaky little so-and-sos!!
5. No means no, or yes, or more
No is Stanley’s favourite word. Anything I say to him is responded to with a “Noooo”. Sometimes he says it with more attitude in his voice than a 16 old arguing about a curfew! But sometimes he laughs as he says it. But no doesn’t always mean no when it comes from a sassy little toddler. A couple of days ago I gave Stanley his juice, he took a sip and gave it me back. I said “do you want some more?” He said no, so I put the bottle in my bag. Well he lost his sh*t didn’t he?! Because obviously he meant yes! Of course he wanted more, how stupid of me!! (FYI, he can say yes!!!) Seriously, toddlers should come with “what do they really mean’ subtitles!
If you’d like to see Stanley’s daily tantrums and trouble-causing then go give me a cheeky follow on Instagram and check out my daily stories!! I’d love to know some things your toddlers do that stresses you out and drives you crazy. Let’s share the tough times and have a laugh! Oh and if you need some ‘chill out time’ when the little monsters go to bed (if they do!) then have a read of 5 ways I like to relax!