My Favourite Family, Thea

What Thea did next: blasters, hair flicks and tantrums

Thea has been making us laugh/pull our hair out for the past few weeks. Here are some of the things she’s been getting up to.

Each night, when we tuck her up in bed, she says, “Sweet dreams mummy, I love you!” which makes it slightly less annoying when we have to go back up stairs five minutes later to give her a drink/another cuddle. And same again five minutes later. She also said, “I don’t want to go to sleep. I just want to play with you.” In the morning, she now says, “Good morning mummy.” Too cute.

Last week, she hurt her arm a bit, and was nagging me for a “blaster” so I gave her a novelty plaster. I turned round and she’d put it over her own mouth!

Thea put a plaster over her own mouth

She was so pleased with herself.

She calls hair clips “hair flicks” which makes us think of the character in the 90s sitcom “Allo Allo”, whilst Ava still calls them “hair plicks.”

Thea’s also taken to saying “Oh for heaven’s lake!” when something goes wrong, which really cracks me up. She also said, “Hold your sauces?” to me, and giggled like a maniac, after I told her to “Hold your horses.”

Not so funny was the black pen she put on our lampshade.

Black pen on a lampshade

She knew she’d been naughty, and went straight to the naughty spot without me even having to tell her!

This came after she drew on the wall with blue crayon last week.

She’s started throwing tantrums if we don’t let her wear what she wants (summer dresses are her favourite, even if it’s chucking it down and freezing.) If we are just staying in the house we let her choose, but sometimes she needs to wear something more practical, which is when this happens:

Thea throwing a tantrum because we wouldn't ket her wear a dress

It’s the end of the world.

She agreed to wear the spotty skirt and long sleeved t-shirt. But insisted on wearing the back to front, inside out dress over it. I let her in the end. I was quite impressed she managed to get it on all by herself, as it’s quite tight!Thea in her inside out, back to front dressWe got a few funny looks in Morrisons, but she was happy. The extra dress also acted as a kind of apron for the yoghurt she spilled down her front too. Unexpected bonus.

Little Hearts, Big Love
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  1. theloveofacaptain

    29th September 2015 at 10:42 am

    She is super beautiful, how could you possibly send her to the naughty corner 😉 She seems to have a fun little personality but good luck with the cheekiness – ha ha #bestandworst xx

    1. Becky Pink

      29th September 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Well she sent herself there this time, little tinker! Slightly worried what she’ll be like as a teenager… Xx

      1. theloveofacaptain

        29th September 2015 at 3:16 pm

        HAHA – good luck, think I shall need it too. My boy is 8mths and already trying to test me 🙂 x

  2. helen gandy

    26th September 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Pahaha this is fab, loving the new trend she is setting, what a little fashionista 😀 My son decided to draw over the wall this morning…arghhh….thank the lord for the magic eraser!Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst see you again! x

    1. Becky Pink

      26th September 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Oh I love those magic erasers! Though I think I used it at bit much on Ava’s wall as the paint is coming off as well, oops! Xx

  3. Picking Up Toys

    23rd September 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Lol!We do the “up and down the stairs dance” every night too!The things she says would have me wetting myself x #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      23rd September 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Dance is the right word for it, it must burn a lot of calories! I know it won’t last forever though… Xx

  4. My Mummy Likes

    23rd September 2015 at 10:56 am

    ahhh so sweet! I love the funny sayings that toddlers pick up! mine comes out with some hilarious ones! #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      23rd September 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thank you! I am so worried about forgetting them, they make me chuckle so much! x

  5. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks

    22nd September 2015 at 11:40 am

    Oh stubborn toddlers! I love the photo with the plaster – what beautiful eyes she has! We are entering the phase where we think everything can be made better by saying I love you too mummy #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd September 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Oh yes they know just how to play us don’t they! X

  6. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    21st September 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Oh I know that feeling about it being the end of the world if they don’t get their own way and definitely sympathise with pen on the lampshade and crayon on the wall too. “Sweet dreams, mummy, I love you” is just adorable and the “blaster” over her mouth made me laugh, as did “for heaven’s lake” and “hold your sauces”. Brilliant. Thank you for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      21st September 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Ah thanks Louise, she is a little tinker but I have to be careful or she’d get away with anything! Xx

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