Something strange happened the other morning. For some reason I completely forgot that I am a mother to an almost 20 month old. The fact that Kipper is fast heading into the terrible twos. He throws a strop better than me. Imagine the whole throw on the floor, head on hands, the only thing which is missing is the arms and legs going too. But I don’t think it will be long until that becomes part of it I’m sure. So I am not really sure what I was thinking when I decided to do the school run without a buggy.

We don’t live close to Monkey’s school so I always drive, park and then walk. The walk it only about ten minutes if that but with a toddler I forgot just how long that 10 minutes can be. Monkey was already out of his buggy by this age. He just wanted to walk. Kipper wants to walk but not very far. As I discovered. Although he surprisingly found more energy when we entered the playground and he found a little plastic slide. It belongs to the onsite nursery.

Of course once he was in he wouldn’t come out and I couldn’t fit in to get him! Despite walking off I couldn’t get him to leave the safety of the little house attached. I ended up hiding round the corner waiting for him to make a move. All the doors to classrooms had shut by this time and I am sure people wondered what I was up to. He of course thought it was hilarious. Even when he did decide it maybe time to come and find me, as soon as he saw me (round the corner!) he tried to hot foot it back to safety. Little monkey! Needless to say Ive not had that momentary lapse of sanity again.


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  1. Ah, I love him – such a cheeky little look on his face! Max was the same – always insisted he wanted to walk but never quite had the stamina. It’s only in the last few months that he’s not moaned the whole way to nursery (to put it in perspective, it’s about 200m)

  2. Haha this sounds all too familiar! Toddlers are such monkeys aren’t they! #theordinarymoments

  3. Haha I remember doing the same too! They are so cheeky at that age and either run off or cry for us to carry them the whole way!!

  4. Hahaha! Yep, I had the same mental lapse and took T out without the buggy – then realised NEVER again!! He’ll be walking everywhere before you know it x

  5. ashleigh allan Reply

    A walk with a little one can take a lot longer 🙂 Lots to stop and look at that interests them!

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