Dealing with the ever-changing demands of a toddler is tough. You think you’ve got things sussed and the the little blighters do a 180 without any warning. Things are definitely no different when it comes to entertaining them.
I’ve found it so hard to keep Bells occupied over the past few months, generally we find ourselves out and about most days in the hope of wearing off some of her boundless energy (where can I get me some of that?). Toys that once couldn’t be lived without are now dead and burried, this toddler business is ruthless.
Recently, Bells seems to have discovered some toys of her own that she loves. Check them out:
THE WASHING MACHINE
It must be on and nearing the end of it’s cycle. There’s nothing more fun than re-starting the whole wash, especially if mum’s in a rush to get something washed.
Sitting in the dishwasher can provide hours of endless fun, but it’s that much better if it contains knives and scissors. If mum is telling me not to touch anything, the game becomes even funnier.
Must be hot. Obvs. If the grill’s on, even better.
Helps if it’s wireless and becomes a lot more fun if mum is in the middle of composing a REALLY important email. This can sometimes lead to a chase around the house which just an added bonus.
THE LIFT BUTTON
Only the one with the bell drawn on it, clearly.
THE EMERGENCY CHORD IN DISABLED/BABY CHANGE TOILETS
You know, the red one? Yeah, that’s great for tugging, but only when mum is taking a cheeky wee before we leave.
Great if mum is running late and is in a rush to get herself ready. Clearly they must be on and incredibly hot.
Obviously I’m delighted by her choice of toys, it doesn’t cause any frustration at all. I’ve been told that distraction is key but I’m yet to find anything which trumps a washing machine with bleeping lights and buttons. Tell me I’m not alone?!?
The struggle is real people, the struggle is real.