Juice In The Orange Cup With Handles Ruins A Morning

The toddler woke up in the morning extremely upset. I instantly rushed to his side where I was told to ”go away” and ”shut the door”, as he wished I left the room, which seemed to add fuel to his fire and elevate his cry.

He wanted to get out of bed, but point blank refused to take his sleeping bag off. That’s fine. As you were.

Unable to walk with his sleeping bag still on, he melts to the floor and wails for it to be taken off. Until I attempt to take it off, I’m met with:
”Get off me mummy”
”Take it off”
Struggling to stand or walk in his sleeping bag, wanting to be out of it, but not wanting it to be taken off.

scratches own eyes out

Realising we’re now on the brink of a tantrum, for no other reason than, he just woke up. Then starts the desperate questions:
”What do you need?”
”Would you like breakfast?”
”Shall we go downstairs?”
”Do you want to watch Peppa?”


With the promise of Peppa we were on to a winner.

Until he wanted a drink. FML.

He wants water in the orange cup.
hands him water in orange cup
No, he wants juice to be added to the water in the orange cup.
hands him juice in orange cup
No, he wants juice in the orange cup with handles, huff.
hands him juice in orange cup with handles
No, he wants juice in the orange cup with handles, without a lid.
Explains that if he doesn’t sit down, the lid stays on
Cup is launched across the room, while I grit my teeth and ram a box of cotton buds far down into my ears, to muffle the whinge/cry/scream.

The reaction to the orange cup with handles, that has to have its lid on, did someone die?

Ignore it and it’ll go away, they say. Though it takes a strong person to ignore a toddler having a meltdown, how can I ignore it when said tantrum is practically attached to my fucking leg.

Then all of a sudden it stopped. Silence is not golden when it comes to toddlers. Except he was sat quietly drinking from the orange cup with handles, with the lid on.

What was that all about? Who knows, but I do know, that I won.

sips victory tea


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  1. The Anxious Dragon
    November 27, 2015 / 6:59 am

    Oh there is nothing more delightul in this world than a child who is having a bad day for no reason. I would advise you to get a pair of those cute winter ear muffs, they look so much more attractive than cotron buds and are far better for your ears xx #effitfriday

    • LizzieG
      November 27, 2015 / 7:09 am

      They certainly would! And it’d be perfect for tantrums out n about! Xx

  2. mummyfever
    November 27, 2015 / 7:09 am

    Damn it – I lost a similar battle yesterday which started in the same way lol #effitfriday

    • LizzieG
      November 27, 2015 / 7:10 am

      When they wake up having a tantrum, you know it’s about to get serious!

  3. November 27, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Ah – waking up and tantruming! Is it wrong to drink gin at breakfast? #effitfriday

    • LizzieG
      November 27, 2015 / 9:12 am

      My question every morning…

  4. November 27, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    This morning my daughter sobbed because a doll’s blanket wasn’t quite big enough to swaddle a stuffed cat. She was hysterical. I patiently explained that the blanket just wasn’t big enough and sometimes in life things don’t work exactly the way we want them to. I repeated this explanation calmly three times before suggesting we throw the blanket in the trash since it clearly doesn’t work.

    No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong drinking gin at breakfast. Congrats on winning that battle! #effitfriday

    • LizzieG
      November 27, 2015 / 4:16 pm

      I love it! That’s my last resort ‘let’s just throw it away then’ because I cannot be doing with this all morning! I feel like a lesson was learnt there?! X

  5. An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum)
    November 28, 2015 / 6:56 am

    Didn’t you slip something slightly stronger in that tea? I think I would have been tempted. And all before breakfast,mums are super heroes! #justanotherlinky

  6. November 28, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Someone needs to tell our 12 month old that it’s okay to wake up happy. Screaming is never a good alarm clock! Glad to see you’re holding on to the humour in it all 😉 #justanotherlinky

    • LizzieG
      November 29, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      I ignore our toddler now when I can hear he’s woken up in a foul mood (eventually he becomes sociable) humour keeps me sane and I like hearing other mums stories (they’re pretty funny kids aren’t they) x

  7. November 28, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    Oh God this is brilliant! I am sat sniggering and nodding to myself on a packed train. Yes. How do you ignore a tantrum when it is attached to your leg and snotting down your jeggings?

    Fantastic x

    • LizzieG
      November 29, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you! You just can’t ignore it!!! X

  8. November 28, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    He let you win. I can’t believe it! Unheard of! #justanotherlinky

    • LizzieG
      November 29, 2015 / 8:36 pm

      It makes up for the rest of the time, when I never win

  9. November 28, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    This is brilliant! My son can’t say more than a handful of words so he regularly gets pissed off when I don’t understand why he’s saying “ugh!” whilst gesturing at the kitchen cupboards. Cue me saying “do you want a drink?”, “do you want some grapes?” Etc. Usually he just wants to press the button on the microwave

    • LizzieG
      November 29, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      My son does this now even though he can say what he wants. It’s as if I should just know and he shouldn’t have to say it. I feel like crying with frustration when thus happens!

  10. November 29, 2015 / 4:34 am

    I have the clone of your child sat with me. On the days he wakes up happy then it’s great, when he gets overtired and miserable we are on a losing streak!

    • LizzieG
      November 29, 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Some days I just think FML what is going on?! I’m secretly pleased it’s not just my toddler that’s a little mental

  11. November 29, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Haha, love it! We had a screaming fit yesterday because daddy dared to leave the room and close the door behind him. He was clearly gone forever and never ever ever coming back… #KCACOLS

  12. November 30, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    Ah, nonsensical toddler fits! Yep, we deal with those once or twice a week at least, and Little Miss A is quite capable of articulating herself…it’s just that sometimes a screaming fit is more appropriate or something!

    • firstooth
      November 30, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      I’m baffled by their reactions to things, it can all be going so well until they’re given the wrong flipping cup!

  13. Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme.com)
    December 1, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    oh dear! There is never a dull moment when you have children is there! Miss M still strops about having the wrong cereal bowl for breakfast, if it’s the wrong bowl then the same cereal she eats tastes different so she then doesn’t want it. I go and change the bowl with the same cereal in it and tada!! She enjoys her breakfast haha! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  14. cvnxena
    December 2, 2015 / 10:38 am

    hahaha children are literally the most unreasonable tiny humans ever! take the small victories!! Fab post as usual #KCACOLS

    • firstooth
      December 6, 2015 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks hun x

  15. Mommy's Little Princesses
    December 2, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Oh goodness me it sounds like someone got out of bed on the wrong side of the bed. Well done on your victory!xx #KCACOLS

    • firstooth
      December 6, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Cheers to that! Xx

  16. December 2, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    This sounds like one of my two year olds melt downs, glad I’m not alone! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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