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Adventures in Toddlerhood

Someone posted on Facebook that it’s less than 100 days until Christmas and I had a moment of panic. How can this year have gone so quickly? In two months my baby turns 2 (apparently it’s time she stopped wearing babygros now. She’s wearing them as long as she sleeps in a cot, which will be forever. I’m not having two of them creeping in my room and staring at me while I sleep, thank you very much). I didn’t really buy into the whole “terrible twos” thing with the little dude. He didn’t tantrum or lie on the floor of shops and I prided myself on my epic parenting skills. Really, what else could it be?

Then this little lady came along…. Girls are different they said, they’re SO strong willed they said. And I was like, “Yeah, yeah, I can handle it. I’m great at this parenting, remember?”

My little urchin-like darling. Nicknamed Sunshine. Butter wouldn’t melt, right?….




I took her to pick flowers…

I put socks on her….

I took the sock off, SECONDS LATER…

And then she remembered about the socks….

I love her for being strong willed, I just wish it was in a less screamy way. I’m a little bit scared about what the two year old version will be like…’ll be OK though….won’t it….?

  • Cherry Aplin - lol yes I can identify with this after bubba refused to let PJs after… or take of his socks before the bath… overtired I think but is all a bit upsetting! “ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie Fensome - Love this blog Hayley! <3 xxReplyCancel

  • Lucy at dear beautiful - I know, without a shadow of a doubt that my daughter is going to be a trickier toddler. My little man has been a breeze, even on a bad day with a baby in tow. But she is just so much more dramatic and strong willed.
    Sound familiar??? But hey, by the time I get there you’ll be able to tell me how it’s done. xReplyCancel

  • Samantha Peplow - She is BRILLIANT! XReplyCancel

  • Hayley - You’re on!ReplyCancel

  • Katie @mummydaddyme - That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell right there. 😉ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - Oh gosh, it’s a bit of a shock to the system. She was such a placid little baby!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - hahah..wish i could tell you that it would be easy! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry - My little girl was an angel until I gave birth to her brother! Luckily six months in she has calmed down a bit but we definitely have the tears over ridiculous things scenario going down, a lot! xReplyCancel

  • Hayley - Sarah, just lie to me!

    Jess, we have that a lot too at the moment!ReplyCancel

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