Why child, why did you wake up at 5:30 on a weekend????
I think it's time to admit that dd is a spirited child. I don't know why I'm surprised she is a mini me after all. Very stubborn and knows what she wants
I don't know what to blame on toddler tantrums though
Yesterday took her to hospital to watch the ultrasound of newbie. She spent a lot of time screaming no and dh and I and running off and making annoying noises. Dh is so frustrating in these situations as his patiences is very thin and is expectations of her a large and he still expects me to chance after her at 20 weeks pregnant while he sits and reads the book he brought
I feel so much better and less of a failure reading this thread!
Has anyone travelled with a spirited toddler? We are heading to NZ when DD is 20 months. We will be armed with an iPad full of wiggles and her favourite books. Any other suggestions? She hates sitting still...
My advice is a never ending supply of activities - especially ones your child hasn't seen/done before, plus old favourites. Even when you think you have packed enough activities, pack five more Don't bring a new one out until the old one has been discarded.
Also walk with her up and down the aisles and have plenty of food/snacks on hand.
I'm going on a 22 hour plane trip in two months time with my kids...eeeep! I think the iPhone is going to be a bit of a saviour, until it runs out of battery :-/
Todays out-of-control tanty (hitting, screaming NO and GO AWAY, put him in his room as he couldn't/wouldn't stop whacking me around the legs) was about wanting his oranges transferred from the plate HE BLOODY CHOSE to a bowl. I said no, that the plate was what he wanted the orange on so thats it.
We are taking him out by himself with just DH and I this arvo to go on train ride, and have spent all morning bribing him with an ice cream treat if he doesn't hit or say "go away". Hope we have a pleasant afternoon
I love him dearly, but some days I wish I had a wallflower kid!
Last edited by breakthemould; 25-02-2012 at 13:03. Reason: typo
The last time I flew with DS was a year ago when he was 17 months and he chewed the vinyl of the back of the seat infront of us headrest!! I didn't realise what he was doing until he sat back with blue flakes all over his cheeks!
He then barged into business class shrieking like a banshee and threw his blankie ontop a sleeping asian mans head which I had to extract ever so carefully while half the plane watched on in amusement. It was a family trip and my dad was seated two rows behind DH, DS and I and dad looked up from his book, saw what was going on, and put his earplugs in, eye mask on and pretended he didn't belong to us
Luckily a lovely lady at the back of the plane thought DS was 'delightful' and sent him up and down the aisle from my seat to hear seat with things to 'deilver' to me (napkins and safety charts!). It was lovely to have a stranger be so supportive.
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