I know, I know I am showing my age again.
There was a time, not so very long ago, when I desperately tried to employ the distraction technique, but now it seems it is me who is being distracted.
I don't mean that little girl is trying to prevent me having a tantrum. Although, I do have a certain amount of respect for the mother in the advert who throws herself on floor in a full on kicking fit. (I can't remember what the advert is for though. Oh, yes I am a marketeers dream.)
Nope, My little Girl has begun developing an arsenal of tactics for delaying all sorts of things.
Bedtime, for example, started to be delayed by the invention of new songs:
' I have new song mummy, I just sing my new song'. These can be ditties on any topic but often feature poo.
Or, she withholds her good nights 'I didn't say good night to you mummy'.
Other distraction techniques are:
'I have a question for you mummy'
'just want to show you something mummy' - normally said as she wildly casts around for something completely not worthy of showing.
I'm not sure what it says about me, but I think she is better at this than I am.
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