9 Things I wish my 2 year old could tell me

You know I love a list, I mean who doesn’t love a list? Writing a list makes you feel all organised and efficient, like yeah I am a woman who knows what she is doing in life because I have a list. Ticking things off the list is obviously the aim, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The first step towards world domination is just to write the list.

Now I’m very used to writing practical lists. Shopping lists, to do lists (dress children, dress self, feed children, if time then feed self…), blog posts to write, messes to clean etc. etc. You know how it works, you have loads of stuff to do, you write it down, you feel better about it. So I’m thinking, can making lists out of my problems help me in anyway? Maybe if I write down the things that I’m having trouble with in list form, I’ll be able to deal with them in bite sized chunks and the answers will magically appear to me?

Anyway I’m willing to give it ago. So from now on I’ll be joining Aby at You baby me mummy and Amy at Mr and Mrs T plus three every Friday and linking up a list. First up….

9 Things I Wish My 2 Year Old Could Tell Me

  1. Do you really love your Daddy more than me? Or do you act as though your saviour has returned every day at 5.30pm just to make me look bad? Or is it as I suspect, that you know you’ve got him wrapped around your little finger?
  2. Does it really not bother you to just wee on the floor? You can use the potty, you’ve been in big girl pants for 6 months, you’ve been the worthy recipient of more potty star stickers than I can count. So why do you sometimes just decide to do it on the floor, and then act like it’s no big deal?
  3. Do you call me Mummy Pig as a compliment? Because I’m taking it as one.
  4. When you are stood at the top of the stairs jumping up and down wildly, does the thought of falling even cross your mind for a second? Do you have any concept of danger at all?
  5. Are you really wounded to the core when I don’t give you the pink/blue/green/orange/whatever is your favourite that minute cup, or do you just like to see me do things twice?
  6. Do you feel like you know the cast of Peter Rabbit better than you know your own family? Because I worry that you’re having too much screen time when all you talk about is Lily Bobtail, Benjamin Bunny and co.
  7. Is your outrage really because you want the toy, or is it more that you don’t want your sister to have it?
  8. Where did you learn those killer dance moves? Because it wasn’t from me and it certainly wasn’t from your dad.
  9. Do you ever feel full? You can’t honestly be hungry all of the time, but today as well as your usual meals, you had an apple, a plum, 2 bananas, a yoghurt, a carrot (like Peter rabbit), a peanut butter sandwich and some grapes.

Toddlers eh?

Do you ever wish you could get inside the head of your toddler? What would you ask them if you could get a proper answer rather than just ‘A good rabbit never gives up! Peter rabbit loves carrots! Silly Mummy Pig!’?

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    • Louise
      March 13, 2016 / 11:25 am

      They are a mystery aren’t they?

    • Louise
      March 15, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      I have no idea, she’s usually got some kind of food in her hand, whilst also demanding ‘something to eeeeeaaaaat!’ at the same time

  1. March 11, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Ha ha wouldn’t it be great to get in their little minds, do you know our youngest is 10 and he still has no sense of danger x

    • Louise
      March 15, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Oh no, I was hoping she’d grow out of it! My nerves can’t take it!

  2. March 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I have been mummy pig a lot! Jane allocates characters around to every one. I’ve also been queen thistle, the yellow power ranger and the red Twirlywoo recently. 😜

    • Louise
      March 15, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Haha my eldest is obsessed with star wars, so I was also Princess Leia for a couple of months

    • Louise
      March 15, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Do you know what I’m kicking myself because we did baby signing with our precious first baby and it was the bomb.com and then were really slack with my poor deprived second baby and now I spend large amounts of time trying to guess what she’s saying and cursing my laziness. I could still try and introduce it I suppose but to be fair her speech has really come on in the last week. She seems to suddenly be making a lot more sense.

    • Louise
      March 15, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      To be fair, she’s head and shoulders above Daddy Pig. He’s definitely punching above his weight in that relationship

  3. March 11, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Good list there! I like how you have to question them all the time! They are small people, if only they came with a manual!

    • Louise
      March 15, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      A manual would be handy! And a reset button at times!

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