Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Painted Nails and Tantrums



Well the husband seems to think so, wasn’t too impressed when he saw it.  I think it has something to do with the fact that he is a boy and not a girl and what would people think.....
So in my defence....
Picture the scene a lovely sunny Saturday morning at home with Son No 2 as the husband had taken Son No 1 out to yet another birthday party.  As there was a hint of warmth from the sun I was sitting out in the garden watching No 2 play when I decided that I would paint my nails.  Well that was that as soon as No 2 saw what I was doing he wanted to do it for me.  When he realised that wasn’t going to happen he was trying to take off his wellingtons for me to do his nails. After a couple of no’s, it started and boy did he go, one of the finest tantrums I have yet to witness from him.
So as I sat then slightly amused by his screwed up face, screaming and of course no tears I thought “do I really need this on a lovely quiet spring morning?”  Of course the answer to that was an astounding No!  So I dabbed a bit of polish on his nails to the sound of his giggles and then the peace and quiet returned to the garden.
I really believe that you need to choose the battles you have with your children and this was one battle I really didn’t want to have. 
Terrible Two’s here we come.........

So what do you think ladies?  Is this really that bad, bear in mind it’s on Son No 2 who will be 2 at the end of the month.

5 comments:

cheekymama said...

Ha ha, I would love to have seen your hubby's face. Mine would never let me alone with the little one again! He dos have cute toes though :-)

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Frankie P said...

Call me bias but yeah they are adorable..still all pudgy

Mari's World said...

I share your pain and I so understand you going ahead and painting his nails, I'd have done the same. My OH would have reacted the same way, they are afraid we're mollycoddling, or making the boy too girly. Rubbish, the minute he discovers a transformer or Superman, he'll no longer ask for his nails to be painted

PENGUIN73 said...

I honestly think my David would have laughedand William would love it!!

Motivating Mum said...

With an older sister, my son was always going to want to experiment with what his sister was doing (or else she would dress him up and make him play). He has worn make up, nail polish, hair accessories and wigs, a Snow White outfit (looked so cute)and a ballet tutu.

Now at 6, he has sensitive skin and can't even wear face paint, so she knows not to try make up any more, and if she tried to dress him he would tell her where to go, or possibly thump her. In short he is a proper little boy and his early dressing up has made no difference to his personality at all.

You did the right thing - absolutely....