The Things I Have Had a Tantrum Over this Week

It’s not just threenagers who have tantrums. Oh no. My threenager has learnt how to tantrum from the best. Mummy.  And Mummy can throw a great wobbler

This week, with a good dose of sleep deprivation thrown in, I have found my blood boiling over the littlest things.  The things that I want to throw myself on the floor over.  Stamp my feet.  Slam doors.

People taking up the WHOLE path

I’ve started running again, sometimes on a treadmill but I find that really difficult, so more often than not outside. Running round the lake by our serviced apartment, huffing and puffing round. When people take up the WHOLE entire path. Like I said, HUFFING and PUFFING. I am not quiet. My feet slap the floor. I HUFF. I PUFF. You can hear me a mile away. Yet it takes me shouting EXCUSE ME three times to be able to get past people meandering along their merry way. I near enough ran into them before they moved.

Nap time

And the battles I have….

Definitely not sleeping....
Definitely not sleeping….


Bleugh.  Not much more to say than that.  Other than here is my list of don’t’s.


Please and thank you.  It doesn’t take much.   The Big One always holds the lift for me, and always says please and thank you, well most of the time.  But the people that don’t say it back to them when he stops to let them past?  Grrrrr.

On top of that just general kindness and helpfulness.  This week has seen me struggling to carry the Baby in the car seat (asleep for once), with all the bags full of crap necessities, holding the Big Ones hand as we head to the busy car park for the woman in front of me, ALSO WITH A CHILD (so she knows the difficulties), to let the door swing back in my face.  Thanks.


Now if you haven’t heard of Caillou then you are much, much, luckier than I am.  I had seen blog posts on Caillou from American bloggers.  I had read about the dislike that many have for this innocuous figure.  I was mildly smug that my child had never watched him (I was also smug that my child never watched Peppa Pig.  I would like to go back and smack smug me in the face to give me a bit of a wake up call!!)  Obnoxious isn’t even the word for Caillou.


Now this is my own fault, but being in serviced apartments has meant that we’ve been without the TV so we have been flicking through YouTube.  Random 3 minutes of the Kardashians here, that are just enough to get me hooked but not enough for me to know what happens next.  And of course I have the Big One at my elbow whining for Caillou.

Pedestrian Crossings

But not stopping at them to let people cross safely.  No I applaud people who do that.  It’s the people who run out in front of my car when there is a SAFE crossing TEN METRES up the road from where they are crossing.


Threenager Tantrums

Because sometimes, if you can’t beat them, join them….




  1. April 22, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Naptime has taken over my life the last few years and just as we have done sort of routine with the toddler, no. 2 is on their way ahhhh. And manners! Rude people are the worst. #effitfriday

  2. April 22, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Nothihg wrong with a grown up tantrum. I threw a great one when I was pregnant and all because I didn’t have my trainers on and my husband was waiting in the car for me. It resulted in me slamming the living room door so hard a bit broke off. Oops! #effitfridays

    • April 22, 2016 / 11:29 am

      I’m with you on rudeness and pedestrian crossings. It doesn’t take a lot to be polite and it really doesn’t take much to be aware on the road whether you’re walking or driving! Thanks for hosting #effitfriday

  3. April 22, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Haha. Love this – I too am great at throwing tantrums. I absolutely hate it when people are rude to waiters and waitresses, oh and people who just stop in the middle of the pavement!! Grr! Thanks for hosting #effitfriday

  4. April 22, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Definitely if you can’t beat them join them! I haven’t come across Calliou – sounds horrendous! #effitfriday

  5. April 22, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I think I’ve had a few

  6. April 22, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I think I’ve had a few tantrums this week, mainly about the fact that I am the only one who seems to want to live in a clean and tidy house! #effitfriday

  7. April 22, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    hahhahhahhah love this during homework time its tantrum time with my daughter so that is 4 days a week of tantrums #effitfridays

  8. April 22, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Oh these all sound very reasonable to me! You should make a guest appearance on room 101, I think you make very reasoned arguments for them all!

  9. April 23, 2016 / 1:10 am

    I actually just commented on someone else’s post about how much I hate it when people don’t bother to say thank you when you hold the doors open for them and stuff. I agree it’s just rude.


  10. April 24, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Sounds all reasonable things to have a tantrum over. Taking up the path really gets right on my t*to! It is so infuriating, grrrrr X #effitFriday

  11. April 26, 2016 / 5:52 am

    Yeah, I am not sure which age is worse….2 or 3. By 3 they have really developed their own little attitude along with more vocabulary. But yes as adults there are things that make me want to throw tantrums as well. My biggest at the moment is trying to get back into real life mode after being in vacation mode for like a month. And I was only on vacation for a week. You made me laugh with the “huffing and puffing you can hear me from a mile away”. Are they wearing headphones? I hate when there are 10 open treadmills and a person decides to come and run and sweat on the one right next to me. I especially hate this when they are engulfed in body spray. Thanks for hostessing the fab #effitfridays. I don’t know where else all my ranting posts would go. :))

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