Now, can you hazard a guess what might be the favourite word of a two year old girl? I bet you can...
No is a word I hear far too often. At the moment everything is a No. A firm, resolute, and a loud No.
She is never hungry, never wants to drink, never wants to sleep. She never wants to watch TV, she never wants to play with her dolly, she never wants to go out. There are certain clothing items that are No, and certain toys that are No as well. And some things are so terrible (like sitting in the bath...) that they become Nonononono items. Until she sits down and suddenly it becomes fun to splash around. Toddlers...
Occasionally I like to test whether or not she is actually listening to what I am saying. Because there is one thing she loves more than anything else... On those occasions our conversation goes a bit like this.
'Do you want to have some bread?'
'Do you want to have some chicken nuggets?'
'Do you want to have some water?'
'Do you want to have some juice?'
'Do you want to watch Fireman Sam?'
'Well, would you like to have some chocolate?'
Mummy's daughter! (I could eat my weight in chocolate, easily).
Do you have similar conversations too? What is the one thing that breaks the resistance in your household? :)