The extent to which a two year old understands what you are saying

photo 1 (4)“Taking Turns” Is Just A Way to Get Your Hands on A Toy You Want

Boy: Here, you can hold my cuddly for two minutes. Then it’s my turn.
Girl: Yes! Thank you!
Boy: (a little later) Okay, the two minutes are over. It’s my turn now.
Girl: (wails inconsolably) NOOOOOO MY TUUUUUURN!!!!!!! MUMMY, S. SNATCHED MY TUDDLY!!!!

Time – There Is Only Now

Me: In two sleeps we’re going to play at Mary’s house!
Girl: I DON’T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP!!
Me: You’re not going to sleep now, it’s the middle of the day. I said we’re going to see Mary on Tuesday, in two days. Two sleeps.
Girl: YAY! We go to Mary! I get my shoes and coat on.
Me: Not now! In two sleeps!
Girl: I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP, I NOT TIRED!

5 responses

  1. Love it!
    x

    Jane Carey
    Jubilee Parenting
    Parenting and Family Support Co-ordinator
    07704061916

    [cid:C855F022-5D6F-4ABB-8DA8-675F98E1879D@home]

    • That is really what I should do, but often I give the four year old a little preview of the next few days and include her in the conversation – bad move!

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