We all know toddlers can be a little bit grumpy, especially those of the 2 year old kind. But when they are poorly that grumpiness is heightened on a magnificent scale.
Since Thursday night Noah has been showing signs that he is coming down with something. He didn't sleep very well that night and when he came home from preschool on Friday he was all stuffy and just wanted cuddles. We were planning on going to Pizza Hut for tea but he was going down hill quickly so we decided to leave it for another time as he wouldn't enjoy it.
We dosed him up on Calpol before bed and to our surprise he slept through the night, a good 12 hours. When he woke up I had hoped this sleep would have blown away the cold but unfortunately he was a little bit worse.
Now Noah is very strong willed at the best of times and can be a little bit stroppy when he doesn't get his own way but with his added cold he really wasn't happy. He was crying at the drop of a hat, he was screaming if Finley went anywhere near him when he was playing with something and he was being that little bit more naughty. One example was he got hold of the neck of Finley's jumper and tried to pull him along the floor, because he wanted him to play with him!
One minute he wanted Mummy and the next it was Daddy, and once my Mum and Nan arrived it was one of them too. It was a tough day.
It got close to bed time and his nose was streaming, he had a terrible cough that was nearly constant and he had puppy dog eyes which were very red. It was only 5.30pm so far too early for a bath so we decided to do some baking. After the cakes were prepped and in the oven I proceeded to do the washing up and in the next room all I could hear was Noah screeching at Finley. I did my best to intervene but Noah wasn't having any of it and was ultra ultra grumpy.
It got to bath time and I popped them both in the bath, this wasn't all that traumatic but the exiting of the bath was. Noah just cried, he wanted a cuddle and then didn't want a cuddle, the floor was wet with the littlest bit of water and he then wanted a hot cross bun! But he did end the day with a smile as he tucked Mickey Mouse into his bed.
I know we all feel rotten when we are poorly so I can totally understand him being a little bit more grumpy but when they are in the midst of terrible two's it is pretty tough on us parents.