Loves: The usual; chocolate, chocolate buttons, chocolate fingers, chocolate ice-cream, chocolate cake. Ignoring me, picking on me along with her daddy and telling me I’m the stinkiest (I’m not), ‘the unwrapping things’ on YouTube, ballet, sausages, pizza, fake crying, saying “Can you wipe my tears and nose please” whilst fake crying.
Dislikes: Going for a wee, attempting to use the ‘big toilet’, being told off (especially by daddy – she mostly ignores me. #threenager), being told no.
Favourite foods: Pizza and sausages as always. If you ask her what she would like for dinner she will always say one of these two things, and then the other after that. She also likes chilli and rice (especially if there is creme fraiche involved), spaghetti bolognaise, pate sandwiches. Pretty much the same as usual but she has got very fussy recently mainly, I think, because she has been poorly but she’s milking it for as long as she can.
Favourite toy: She’s a bit fickle at the moment and changes her mind every day, but I think Bullseye from Toy Story stands out at the moment as one of the popular ones, whom she got for Christmas from her Aunty Emma.
Favourite book: Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus At The Vet – she loves asking me all of the animals names and counting how many of each animal there are on each page. She loves anything to do with animals.
Challenges this month: Trying to get her to do a wee! I don’t know what it is at the moment but she suddenly doesn’t want to go. She doesn’t seem to be in pain and it doesn’t seem like she’s holding it either so I’m not sure what she’s got against it. She generally drinks quite a lot of water but is just not going very often. I think I am going to take her to the doctors to get it checked out just in case. Also, asking her to do anything at the moment is a challenge no matter how small a thing it is. I usually get a “sorry” if I ask her to do something. It’s so frustrating. It takes quite a few firm requests to persuade her to do anything and it’s driving me rather crazy.
Best bits: Having little chats with her and just playing at home together. It’s not been a great few weeks due to poorliness and bad weather so we haven’t done loads, so it’s been the little moments in between the hard bits that have been nice.