You will be forgiven for thinking “What a terrible photo!”
This actually happens to be the effects of a sugary treat. T’is the season to be jolly! So what will we end up with stacks and stacks of?? Yep, CHOCOLATE! For me that’s great, I love the stuff, but for my soon to be 2 year old the nightmare has begun!
It’s now the second day of advent and lucky Max has himself three calendars to work through over the course of twenty five day’s. That means he gets to start every one of these days with a hyper attack. This is excellent for him, but for me, instead of being able to ease my way into the morning with a steaming cup of coffee, I am immediately plunged into full on active dad mode, and I like my coffee!
I have never been blessed with the ability to roll out of bed with a great big smile on my face, ready to take on the day. I’d say I’m more like one of the zombies you’d see in those old fashioned movies until roughly 11 o’clock. So…When I am treated with a heavy dosage of a toddler maniac before I’ve had breakfast, please forgive me for finding it a little tough.
You may think to yourself “Why not give him one in the morning, one at lunch and one in the afternoon?” Dear oh dear. Unfortunately that would leave me in an even more excruciating situation. Don’t get me wrong, I wish it was as easy as that. But as most parents know, this leaves the inevitable meltdown moments that make me cringe every time I think about them. To have to face this meltdown at least three times a day for the whole of December, I think I’d have to eat all of the the chocolates myself. Then probably blame the dog. Just for good measure.
So, I guess for now the only fair thing to do is to let him have his mornings of madness.
Part of me feels like swapping the rest of the chocolates for raisins, that would be a pretty disappointing start to day for Max. Only twenty three days to go, I can make it till then, right??