Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Easter activitys & Tantrums

My Easter Tree

Hello all! hope you are all enjoying your week so far and looking forward to the Easter Break. Here we have been busy playing, crafting, baking and all other child friendly activities you can think of! I love spending time with my children but as I have mentioned before I do find it difficult to amuse two children of such differing ages, Little Mia is too young to do a lot of the crafting I do with Liliana so I try to give her something to do that is safe and for her age. Well that just does not wash with my Little Mia who is having massive tantrums at the moment, because she wants whatever Liliana has and when we say no she goes ballistic! and I mean BALLISTIC! I was blessed to never really experience tantrums with Liliana but then being an only child for 5 years she always got my undivided attention. These tantrums are really draining as I'm sure all you mums who have had the same experience will know, I'm running out of ideas to placate the little one and I do try to ignore a lot of the behaviour because I know she is trying to get attention, but I am reaching the end of my rope! I know this stage will pass and I am willing it to come asap! We even let her smear her hair in Vaseline! I know you are probably thinking I am mad, but she gets eczema on her scalp so I do rub a little on her scalp at night time, however Mia never does anything by halves and used the majority of the newish tub to do her new hairstyle much to the hysterics of my other daughter Liliana. I must admit it did raise my spirits to see her having so much fun and not be erupting into a tantrum. Here is a photo of her after having her hair spiked up by big sister!

Anyway enough of my complaining, on to creative things which will always cheer me up! Put the Easter Tree up this morning with lots of help from Liliana, bless her, she had totally loaded it up on one side and it was on the verge of collapsing, I told her how beautiful it looked and then discreetly adjusted to my liking, am I wrong? I do feel a little bad for doing this but I just can't help it. I tend to be a bit of a control freak and would rather do things myself, which is not good when you have little people always so keen to lend you their unique creativity to all your projects! The main thing is Liliana has not noticed and is taking all the credit so that's good.

Hope you all have a lovely week, and will speak to you soon! Lisaxxx


  1. Hi Lisa

    I havent been around much this week as its been a bit manic here! thank you by the way for your comment on post it was really appreciated.

    I know how you feel about your two girls and keeping them both happy. There is a 2.5 age gap between my two girls. And I have to say as i found out today where Lala will quite happily craft for ages Boobear has had enough. She was tired too, which makes her act a bit "naughty". So for all my good intentions it did end up a little heated! lol. Boobear has also discovered the art of tantrums hers are mainly when she is overtired, I find a time out step does work up to a point although I am afraid i am terrible procrastinater and just threaten to put here for ages!

    Your easter tree looks lovely I put my branches up today and the girls are going to decorate it tommorow! whish me luck!

    MBB x

  2. Aargh tantrums! My youngest has amazing tantrums it's all new to me as the other three never had any. Your tree is looking very pretty.
    Yvonne x

  3. The tantrums will pass, it probably feels like they never will at the moment though.
    Jess would have really bad ones when she was 2 everytime we walked into Safeway. It was so embarrassing and I learnt very quickly why they call it the terrible twos.
    Your tree looks lovely.
    Have a great Easter.
    Beki xxx

  4. This stage won't last forever. Have a great Easter :)

  5. Ooooh Dear! I so remember "terrible twos". I used a "Naughty Step". Unfortunately, It doesn't work on twenty year olds!