Storm Imogen – It’s A Bit Like Having A Toddler

There’s a storm that’s hit Britain and they’ve named it, Storm Imogen. You’ve probably heard about it, if you haven’t, where have you been? Get outside and tape your patio set to the ground before it takes off with the wind, and next doors cat.

It’s unpredictable

The storm has hit the south west and is heading our way. But we don’t know when, we don’t know how strong it’ll be. A toddler is unpredictable, getting dressed and the wrong sized plate can set off a tantrum at any moment. Always be prepared. Young Thomas sometimes says he doesn’t need a wee, but a few short minutes later he’s jumping on the spot declaring ‘it’s coming out’. Thomas is unpredictable.

Things will get damaged

As storm Imogen travels across the UK it’ll leave a path of  fallen bins and garden furniture in its wake. Baby Daisy can destroy an entire room in 2.5 seconds. Toys will be broken in the hands of a toddler and after lunch everything becomes sticky. Damage limitation needs to be done. Keep your bins tight to a fence and breakable objects away from your child.

There is a high chance of flooding

The storm will sweep through the seas and rivers causing chaotic waves and flooding to boot. During the potty training of little Eddy, your house will be flooded, with urine. Toddlers are attracted to cups filled with water, or tea, they love a full mug of tea. Expect flooding.

Homes are without power

The storm has knocked out many powerlines, leaving thousands of homes without electricity. When toddler terrors learn to move chairs across the room, climb, and switch the lights on and off, over and over again, expect the fuse to blow. You will also be without power. Sometimes a toddler related flood on electrical items leads to a power-cut.

It’ll be noisy

With winds roaring past our windows at around 900mph it may get noisy. It may even blow your windows in. The noise won’t phase us parents, we listen to the Hot Dog song on high in the car and an unhappy toddler is never a quiet toddler. Eardrums have burst from the sound of a babe who’s been refused another biscuit.

Storm Imogen has nothing on our baby beasts.

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  1. February 10, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Hahaha too true. My husband and I always joke our toddler is like a little tornado. #BestAndWorst

    • February 10, 2016 / 7:32 am

      Ha ha ha this is so true and something I’ve been referring to as Storm Imogen has wreaked havoc on my garden (not really, just moved a few piece of garden furniture around). My son has had something of a stormy temperament over the last week or so and can really appreciate this post. #bestandworst

  2. February 10, 2016 / 7:42 am

    A lovely analogy – though hopefully the toddler can’t actually lift a patio (or blow the trampoline from one side of the garden to the other which is what happened to us in the last storm!). Thanks for sharing #bestandworst

  3. February 10, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Haha, this is very spot on. My threenager is very much like a swirling storm somedays 🙂 #bloggersclubuk

  4. February 10, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Haha, oh yes this is very much comparable to a toddler!! Mine is like a hurricane! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

    • firstooth
      February 16, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Mine too!

  5. February 10, 2016 / 12:50 pm


    Excellent comparison.

    At least the storm only lasted a few hours, and not months/years!!!


    • firstooth
      February 16, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Exactly! And we sort of knew it was coming, which we don’t with toddler tornados!

  6. February 10, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Haha this is so true!! We have four tornados and I like to think that is the reason why my house is always a bombsite! It’s as good an excuse as any!! #bestandworst

    • firstooth
      February 12, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      4 tornados is like a hurricane! We have two and everything is emptied onto the floor on an hourly basis. It’s just whatever now lol!

  7. February 11, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Very funny and VERY true. Toddlers like me are unpredictable! Great post! #BloggerClubUK

    • firstooth
      February 12, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you! Our toddlers definitely keep us on our toes!

  8. February 14, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    What’s with the light thing it drives me bonkers! Monkey has realised it rather late at 3 but it’s like an obsession!! Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week X

    • firstooth
      February 14, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      I always get worried theyll blow the electrics! Thanks for hosting x

  9. February 15, 2016 / 9:56 am

    Thank you for the forecast, I will begin preparations for the development of my own storm!

    • firstooth
      February 16, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Nail everything down and hide everything else! Stock up on wine too 😉

  10. February 15, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Firstly, I absolutely love the photo on the right of your banner, brilliant! This is such a fun post to read, really funny and spot on! I especially like the vision of next doors’ cat taking off! Thank you so much for linking up to the first ever #bigpinklink and I really look forward to reading more of your posts in future!

    • firstooth
      February 16, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for hosting, it was fun to be a part of the first one!

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