My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

What Thea Did Next: Cuddles, Cheekiness & Chocolate

Thea has been extra cuddly recently (which is saying something, as she is a cuddle monster!) She has taken to saying “I want ALL the cuddles!” and really means it. She’s been waking up at about 6.30 most mornings, needing a wee, (thanks, potty training!) so climbs into bed with me after I take her to the bathroom. Ryan leaves before six on week days so Thea and I have lots of cuddles before Ava wakes up, as I desperately try to get a few more minutes of sleep!

Thea and Mummy early in the morning

“I want ALL the cuddles!”

She totally fell for these giant garden gnomes we saw in Asda. She thought they were all Father Christmas! Thea and the gnomes

Another day, she was playing with her Minnie Mouse figure and asked me; “Why doesn’t she have any tights?” I said, “Perhaps she lives in a hot country so she doesn’t need to wear tights to keep warm.” She replied, “No she doesn’t, she lives in a box!” You can’t argue with that, can you?

Thea and her Minnie Mouse figure

“Why doesn’t she have any tights?”

She has been turning into a bit of a madam recently, and we’ve had to have words about rudeness on a number of occasions. A case in point… we were scooting to school to pick up Ava and we got to the busy part, so I called out to Thea to stop. She ignored me so I shouted, and when I caught up to her I said she needed to listen to me and stop when I said, or I would have to take away the scooter. She muttered something that sounded like “It’s my bus-i-ness.” I managed to swallow the laughter, and carried the scooter the rest of the way, and she proceeded to get in a massive strop, as only a toddler can, and said she wasn’t my friend anymore.Thea and Ava scooting

She did make me a very cute Mother’s Day card, but I pretty much had to wrestle it from her, as she wanted to keep it for herself! A few weeks later she made an Easter basket at toddler group, which had three small chocolate eggs in it. I foolishly didn’t take it off her when we got in, and she came up to me a few minutes later saying “Mummy, I ate one of the Easter eggs, sorry.” Does she look sorry to you?

Cheeky Thea ate the Easter EggIt’s pretty hard to be cross with that little face though!

I’m linking up with LittleHeartsBigLove for #FTMOB and RunJumpScrap and AllTheBeautifulThings for #BestAndWorst


  1. Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    6th April 2016 at 7:03 pm

    She is so beautiful too! I bet the cuddles are lovely and hope the potty training is going well. You did well her stealing 1 egg…my daughter would have had them all!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. Becky Pink

      7th April 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Sarah, yeah I’m surprised she only ate one too, I think it was the maximum she thought she could get away with! Potty training is going well thanks… so far! xx

  2. Philippa - Sounding Like My Mother

    5th April 2016 at 9:48 am

    I love the photos you’ve managed to get to go with all of these. I agree that you couldn’t possibly argue with that face too, she’s far too cute! #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      7th April 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Ah thanks Philippa, she pretty much has me wrapped around her little finger… I dread to think what I’m in for when she’s a teenager though! xx

  3. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    5th April 2016 at 9:00 am

    Oh how could you be cross with that adorable little face – even if she did eat one of the eggs. I love how she wants ALL the cuddles and I can see why she thinks those giant gnomes are Father Christmas. Toddler strops can be very funny sometimes – I would have struggled not to laugh at “It’s my bus-i-ness”. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      7th April 2016 at 2:37 pm

      I think I was lucky she only ate one really, such temptation for a three year old! xx

  4. Mary Smith

    4th April 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Shes well cute . I love the gnome pic too haha the eyes make it!

    1. Becky Pink

      4th April 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you Mary, she’s such a cheeky little monkey! xx

  5. Lucy at occupation: (m)other

    4th April 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Oh she is just gorgeous! I love love love the picture of her with the garden gnomes…those gnomes are huge! And yes, toddler strops…know those well! #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      4th April 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Ah thanks Lucy, she is a cutie but I am a *bit* biased! Though I could do without the moods, she’s a proper ‘threenager’ now! xx

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