This gorgeous boy is feeling better.
He is nearly, nearly back to his old self again.
In terms of health, he is completely fine.
In terms of behaviour, while he was sick he very quickly picked up on the fact that I was willing to do anything to make him feel better.
Chocolate for breakfast? As long as you are eating something.
Need a rest? Let me make you a nest of pillows and turn on Thomas.
Unintelligible whining? Let me guess what is bothering you and try to soothe you.
I like to think that generally my parenting style is firm and fair but apparently when my little guy is sick and sad, I am willing to bend all the rules in an attempt to make him smile.
Now of course we are trying to return to normal…and it is proving challenging.
Toddler C seems to have lost his ability to say please.
He no longer clearly communicates his needs and his wants. Instead he mumbles and whines...and when I either legitimately can't understand him or, in an effort to encourage him to speak properly, I pretend that I can't hear him, he cries.
He has picked up the phrases, "Put me down!" "Don't do that!" and "I don't like that!" and uses them with abandon.
So yes, the past week has been a long one.
Many minor battles have been fought.
And a few major wars have been waged.
I am fairly certain that by the end of the weekend I will emerge victorious but he is a cheeky opponent.
He is well aware of my main weakness…and that is that I love him to bits.
As always I am linking up with Jodi from Practicing Simplicity.
And as always I hope you have a wonderful weekend!