Living Arrows 4/52

This last week has seen me capture one photo. One. Single. Photo. All due to us all being bowled over with one hell of a flu, but this once image just so happens to fit perfectly in with my Living Arrows post for this week.

Our youngest girl just so happens to be turning three this week {OMG!} and her personality has developed in such a way that we can confirm the presence of a threenager in the home.

Our first encounter of said threenager was when she started to waggle her finger at us in disapproval, followed up with a stern {yet amusing} tut. Our second indication was when she would proper tell us off for wetting her hair before washing it during bathtime. Her perfect little brow would angle downwards and she would very harshly tell us off that it was HER hair and we were bad for getting it wet {hilarious!}.

Having a threenager - Living arrows

Our final assurance that we had a little threenager on our hands was “The No Song” being sung at bedtime. Bedtime used to be a delight. The whole process used to be lovely, now, not so much. The struggle is real when it comes to bedtime now and all we here is “No!”. We’d ask “Do you want a bedtime story?”, “No!” she’d reply. Then we’d ask “Would you like a kiss goodnight?” which would be followed by a “No!”. Sigh. So we’d say goodnight and leave only for her to suddenly change her mind as soon as the door closes. Every. Single. Time.

The above photo was her protesting about going into her own bed one-night last week. She also refused to put on pyjamas, so she ended up falling asleep, butt naked in our bed – and let me tell you, my Indiana Jones skills are still on point as I managed to get her dressed and into her bed without waking her. Boom! 

This is my first encounter with having a threenager and I know one thing for sure, they’re hard work. Hilarious little monkeys but hard work nevertheless.

Do you have a threenager at home?

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  1. Jenna Michelle Pink
    26/01/2016 / 10:40 PM

    Ha. My son is 2 1/2 and definitely well on his way to being threenager that’s for sure. Its nice to see him begin to develop his own voice and his independence… but boy is it had work and frustrating sometimes. Parenting toddlers is hard work.

  2. 27/01/2016 / 9:55 AM

    She’s gorgeous!! They keep us on our toes don’t they…. Nate, every single night, will ask for juice saying he is thirsty….. and then will tell me he can’t go to bed because he is hungry… despite having had a huge dinner and a supper. He turned four last week 😉

  3. 27/01/2016 / 1:49 PM

    My daughter is 8, but has been Miss Independent from about the age of yours – good luck with the next few years lol!

  4. 27/01/2016 / 2:28 PM

    I’m often told nowadays that I’m the one being fresh. Sometimes I think she argues just for the sake of arguing. Hope you are feeling better

  5. This is such a cute photo. We have bedtime dramas at the mo too, no this no that – shouting and calling to us. Maybe its the weather? lol #MMWBH

  6. AmyLovestoSew
    27/01/2016 / 10:27 PM

    Sorry to hear you’ve had flu! Gorgeous photo. My little one is three months, as opposed to three years, so I guess I have all of this to come. Hilarious, delightful, and I suspect hard work too – sounds like you are a fab mum 🙂

  7. 27/01/2016 / 10:44 PM

    Haha! Love the hair thing! Such a cute photo. My nearly 3 year old (in 3 months) does the opposite at bedtime – she demands more and more stories and songs! #MMWBH

  8. Cathy Lawdanski
    27/01/2016 / 11:42 PM

    Not anymore – but I remember it well. She is so cute!

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