Monday, 11 April 2011

Mariah Carey has nothing on Mini Cheddar

Ah my beautiful daughter.  Butter wouldn't melt right?


She's really found her voice and never stops talking at home.  Which is great in one way but not so great in another - she's using it to get what she wants.  Like Mariah Carey she's slowly becoming a class A diva!

When she was really poorly just after her 2nd birthday she needed lots of attention and love - obviously, goes without saying.  Then I became ill and she spent a couple of days just watching TV as I was too ill to interact with her.  We had about a weeks respite before she started with the worst cold she's ever had which she's still getting over. So it was lots of love and attention again.

Within the space of a few weeks she's learnt to manipulate my husband and I to get lots of attention. Boy, don't they learn quick?

The other night she even went so far as to say she was cold and started shivering in her cot and asking for cuddles.  Husband thought it was part of her cold/flu type symptoms and she ended up in our bed with us. Cue lots of kicks in the back and a toe up my nose in the middle of the night. We have a superking size bed but it doesn't stop her worming her way over to me in the middle of the night so I'm hanging off the edge. "Cut her some slack" I hear you cry, "She was feeling poorly right?"  Right? No, wrong!

The next morning she wanted to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on TV and I told her no.  Next thing she starts shivering and saying "Ooooh cold" and looking at me with the same puppy dog eyes she'd given my husband the night before.

To be honest, I was secretly proud of her skills - I'm thinking maybe she'll be the next Dame Judi Dench. It was certainly worthy of an Oscar I tell you!

So, looks like it's time to get tough.  It's just so hard.  Look at can I resist?  No...Mummy MUST be strong.  It's foot down time and not let her wrap me around her little finger.

I've always heard people say how clever toddlers can be in getting what they want but I never realised to what extent.  You give them an inch and they will take a mile, it's so true.


Liska said...

this post got you nominated:

Liska said...

well done. Going to read it now xx

Vickie said...

The little tinker haha xxx

Lady Estrogen said...

They are cute little evil geniuses ;)

Adrenalynn said...

Oh, it's so true! My youngest has the cutest big puppy-dog eyes you can imagine. And he uses them! My eldest uses hugs and "I love you"s to get what he wants. And I'm helpless!!

Mrs E said...

What a little monkey! How can you resist the puppy dog eyes though?! Shes a real cutie! x

Inside the Wendy House said...

Their manipulative skills are second to none!! xx

kizzy said...

ry clever aren't they and they just keep on adding to their manipulative skills as they grow, sorry. Great post x

Alice Becomes said...

don't they learn quickly!! and they keep pressing your buttons and testing their boundaries as much as they can, I am finding. We had a melt down in the supermarket yesterday because I bought the wrong "juice". He couldn't tell me which juice he wanted but point is, I am sure he knew I felt like sinking through the floor in embarrassment and frustration

Gill xo

Mari's World said...

What a clever little madam! She is going to keep you on your toes that's for sure...wonder where she's getting that from ;)

ella said...

My littlest is exactly the same! If he doesn't like his food he says 'I poorly Mummy' and flashes me his puppy-dog eyes. I find it so hard to resist though! x

Anonymous said...

Clearly she gets it from her Dad :)

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