Monday, 9 June 2014

Two Toddlers at a Time. Gulp.

So I have got to that short amount of space in my life where I am in charge of two toddlers. The boy is turning 18 months and the girl has turned three and a half. So I am in those few short months before my boy transforms into a tantrum throwing loon and the girl morphs into a four year old nearly (gulp) school going child. I thought I would share a couple of photos of them and say what they are like at this present time. Mainly something for me to refer back to when the boy is screaming and the girl is putting her big girls school uniform on (sob sob sob!).


The girl at present is what can only be described as really good company. She is finally leaving the phase where she throws a strop at any given moment. I am encouraging her to play alone a bit more (reasons why here). I recently taught her how to write her name. Which was pretty amazing. She now writes it anywhere she can. She loves drawing and play doh (grrrr messy horrible stuff).

She has started to get a bit scared of things, like baddies in films. And her ideal of a dream day out is a bit of shopping, followed by dinner in Nandos, then the cinema. Pretty much just like mine (without the booze)! Sometimes she comes out with words that blow my mind. All in all? She's ace (biased but don't care).


The boy at present is cute. Like proper, proper cute. He is super affectionate. Far more than the girl ever was. He gives the worlds best cuddles. Clings tight. He's not like his sister. He is quite shy in crowds but blossoms when you are with him one on one. Or with a few little play mates.

His favourite things to do are dancing to literally any music that comes on. He also loves putting on fairy dresses and running around chasing his sister. He is starting to talk - bot bot, stickers, cheers, hello, bye, nana, dog, ball. But mainly all I hear all day is "MINE" shouted at his sister. A sniff of future tantrums to come.

Time is going fast. My babies are growing up and as my girl says "Mummy you don't have babies any more. You have another toddler". God help us all.

                                             


31 comments:

  1. This is me but I will be there a little longer than I thought in the beginning. I have a 1 year old in a few weeks and Buba will be 3 in August so for a while I will be like you and have two toddlers. They aren't babies anymore they really do grow up way too fast. I can't believe it. I feel weird to say I have a 1 and 2 1/2 year old for two months as well. That scares me a tantrum exploring getting into everything one and a attitude sassy no listening one. AHHHH Hope I come out on the other side ok. As well as you. Glad you aren't there too long. Isn't it weird to have one starting school. That's scares me Buba starts next September as he will be the youngest I am so nervous for him. Good luck hunny. #magicmoments

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    1. My girl starts next Sept too! We shall be weeping together. How has it gone so so fast? My boy just had the fit of all fits when we got back in from Thomas Land. Sigh. This next six months??? Going to be tricky! xxx

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  2. what lovely pictures. Kids grow up so fast. I became a nanny on sunday for the first time so my baby has really grown up lol

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    1. WOW! Congrats!!!! Gosh I can't wait for all that to happen. I have a long long time to wait mind! xxx

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  3. Lovely pictures, they sound absolutely gorgeous. My boy is 5 and a half now and I just can't work out where the time has gone!

    #MagicMoments

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    1. It's so sad isn't it? I can't believe my girl is going to be four in December :( xxx

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  4. They grow up so fast don't they.

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  5. They do grow up scarily quick, and even more so with girls my daughter already has such an opinion on what she wants to wear. Just enjoy every moment while you can :) #magicmoments

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    1. Oh gosh my girl has been like that since two!! I have totally given up now and just let her pick stupid outfits xxx

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  6. Love the picture of the boy dressed up! It's hard to stop calling them babies and accept that they are toddlers now although they will always be babies to us #magicmoments

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    1. Mine will be babies FOOOOORRRRREEEEEEVVVVVVEEEERRRR! Fact xxx

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  7. Embrace it hon because in the blink of an eye they aren't even toddlers anymore. Gorge photos xx #magicmoments

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  8. Make the most of every minute with them, it all goes past too fast

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  9. Aww lovely post and lovely to hear about your little ones are growing up. It all happens so quickly doesn't it? Fab post #magicmoments

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    1. Thanks bab! It really does. I want it to stop now. Or maybe number 3??? As the husband runs away xxx

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  10. Such cute descriptions of your kids! I would always call my son Baby out of habit and he would say Mummy I am not a baby I am Sebastian. So yes they really grow fast! #magicmoments

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    1. My boy will forever be my baby. FOREVER!!!! xxx

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  11. Loving the fairy dress, cowboy hat and dummy combo! :-) Mine are spaced a little further apart just so that I would never have to be on my own with two toddlers :-) It has made it a little more difficult with not being able to go to toddler groups so much now because 4 year old is so over all that! Embrace the madness is all I can say X

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    1. And hell yes it is madness.It is quite sweet as they do run around together. But the screaming? That I could totally do without ;) xxx

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  12. Excellent blogging material to come though..!! I hope he keeps wearing the tutus, I love his outfit of the day posts.

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    1. Oh yeah crazy boy toddler has got to offer up some full on crazy I recks bab! xxx

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  13. There is a year between my two so we had that 'two toddlers' stage for a prolonged period, I don't know how I survived! haha x

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    1. Oh my god! You are a total hero!!! xxx

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  14. Sebastian is tottering on the tip of becoming a toddler but I am clinging on to the baby in him.......good luck!!

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    1. It's so horrible! I want them to be little forever and ever!!! xxx

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  15. Gorgeous post lovely, those two photos are just fabulous. Adorable! Good luck with this phase, we only have the one and she's a challenge enough (went to sleep at 11pm tonight - it's killing me!) #whatsthestory

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  16. Have fun and enjoy it while you can. I hate play dough too it gets everywhere.

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