Today is the first day back at school and Ava has been besides herself with excitement since yesterday about going back today! With that in mind, I really thought we’d have an easy morning but this morning was anything but easy. In fact it turned into a mammoth battle of wills, complete with snot and hiccuping from all the crying.
It all started because madam has now decided that she will from now on only eat pink Barbie yoghurt’s. She doesn’t care that the six pack of Barbie yoghurt’s comes in a variety of flavours. She does not care that I can not magically make the manufacturer of said Barbie yoghurt’s produce a special 6 pack just for her of only pink yoghurt’s. Getting her to eat breakfast this morning was a task that would seriously test my patience. After opening 3 different Barbie yoghurt’s, we finally found one that suitable to madam’s taste. I have decided to stop at my local super market on the way home to buy some pink food colouring and have devised a devious plan to recolour all of Ava’s bloody Barbie Yoghurt’s to pink so that we don’t face this issue in future!
From there we moved to her bedroom to get dressed for school. Following last week’s post about the very specific idea’s Ava has about what she will and won’t wear, I took your advice and have resorted to laying out two different outfits each morning for madam to choose what she wears each day. We have had reasonable success with this method and this morning Ava decided she would wear her Dora t-shirt along with matching leggings. Great! Get her dressed and now its time to push shoes on. She see’s these shoes and all hell breaks loose: