Of course the thing that winds you up most about your child changes with their age and ability to know what gets to you.
At the moment for me it is the being totally contrary. The yes I want it – No I don’t – Yes I do. Whatever he asks for he changes his mind 2 seconds later, it is exhausting. And believe me I don’t pander to it!
But the other day i thought, O.K. lets go with it and see how ridiculous we can go, so breakfast sounded like this
Ben “Can I have circles (cheerios) please” (O.K. he didn’t say please that is a lie to make me feel better) I pour his cheerios
Ben “No I said stars & trees”
Me “O.K.” *through gritted teeth* swaps cheerios for stars & trees
Ben “I didn’t want that bowl, I asked for the cat bowl”
Me “Of course” *slightly hysterical now* swaps bowls & adds milk
Ben “I don’t want breakfast”
Me *signs into the Priory* (O.K. not the Priory more like the shed)