News — terrible twos
#tbt: One from the archive: Our wee experiment - Revisited
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 25th January 2012. BF is approaching 2.5 years old and we're wondering whether we should try potty training again...) As you may remember from our exploits back in mid-end July last year (The best-laid plans of mice and mummies and Totally potty?), we initially attempted potty/toilet training with BF a while ago, but abandoned it due to a tearful plea to stay in nappies after one post-lunch sleep. As she was not yet two (23 months to be exact), I had originally planned to leave it as near to her third birthday as possible,...
#tbt One from the Archive: “It’s oh so quiet. It’s oh so still….”
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 4th January 2012. BF is approaching 2.5 years old and we're just getting back to our normal routine after the Christmas break...) “…. You’re all alone, and so peaceful until….” Although yesterday (Tuesday) was the first official day back at work/nursery/normality etc after Christmas and New Year, it was this morning that made me smile a wry smile. Hubby normally does the Monday morning nursery run, which means that we both get up just before 7:00am – he to jump in the shower and get ready, me to get BF up and...
#tbt One from the Archive: Totally Potty?
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Sunday 24th July 2011.) So are you all dying to find out how our four days of Potty Training went (The best laid plans of mice and mummies)? What was our call yesterday as to whether we’d send BF to nursery in pants or nappies? Were we ‘totally potty’ to attempt Potty Training....? Well, here’s my mummy report: Day One, Thursday (aka D-Day!) To be honest, it was a bit of a mixed bag. It started off well with BF being very enthusiastic about wearing her ‘big girl pants’. In the...
#tbt One from the Archive: The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Mummies Often Go Awry!
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Monday 18th July 2011.) It was all planned. IT WAS ALL PLANNED!! I wasn’t going to attempt potty/toilet training until BF was nearing three. I’d heard and read so much about leaving it as long as possible and not pushing it, that in my mind, as long as she was out of nappies by the time she went to primary school, I wasn’t going to worry. One major attraction I could see over potty training a three year old rather than a toddler was that their communication, understanding, co-operation would be so...
#tbt One from the Archive: Toddler Jekyll & Little Miss Hyde
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.) *Takes a large swig of much-needed wine as I type* I think it’s safe to say that we’ve now fully entered ‘The Toddler Zone’. And along with walking and talking, the Babe has added tantrums to her new acquired skills. At 18 months old, the ‘Babe’ is not really a baby anymore. (And as this blog may continue for years to come, I’m going to switch to referring to her by the nickname she was given by Hubby and I while in utero, but that has stuck to this...