Wow! But we have entered new territory as first time parents and I must say, I am finding this stage very trying but also highly entertaining. Ava-Grace has discovered the power of manipulation! And she uses it EVERY chance she gets. She hasn’t quite honed her manipulation skills as yet so she has made one mistake which has allowed us to catch on to her, fast! She uses the same tactic for the same situation, EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Scene 1: Take 972
Daddy: Ava, it’s time to go bath.
Ava: I’m making poo!
Daddy: Ok, Daddy will wait 5 minutes till you’re done.
Ava: skips off to go and play!
Scene 2: Take 1936
Mommy: Bed time angel.
Ava: I want more bottie.
Mommy: Ok, Mommy will get you some more bottie.
Ava: continues her shenanigans in her room.
Mommy: Ava, I said it’s time to go to sleep.
Ava: But I want more bottie Mommy!
Rinse & repeat about 500 times before she finally falls asleep.
Scene 3: Take 9326
Mommy: Ava, eat your supper darling.
Ava: my throat is sore/it’s hot/it’s cold/I no like it!
Mommy: Ava, if you don’t eat your supper you’re going to sit on the naughty step.
Ava: OK! *walks over and plonks herself down on the naughty step*
Scene 4: Take 20375
Loveness: Come Princess, lets get dressed for school.
Ava: I no want to wear that.
Loveness: Ok Princess, what would you like to wear…..
Ava: runs of nekkid down the passage!
I swear, I thought infertility had taught me patience, but in reality, infertility has nothing on this child and her ability to teach me patience!