It is inevitable with children that things with break and get broken quite often but for some reason it happens a lot more than not with Noah. I think half the problem is that he is just really curious and he wants things his way, so if they aren't his way then he will change it.
For example, at Christmas my Dad gave him a Cars transporter full of cars. All of the cars had spoilers on the back but now half of them don't, because he pulled them off. Being 2 he hasn't pulled them off on purpose while thinking I'm going to ruin these cars, I honestly believe it is because he was curious to what they were. And once had one come off when he pulled it, he tried a few more, until I figured out what he was doing and told him to stop.
Another example is with their Scalextric that my husband got for them. The boys were up in Finley's room the other day putting it together to play with it, when Noah came down the stairs with the silver things from the bottom of the cars in his hands. In his exact words 'I didn't want them on there'. This was all very innocent as in his eyes he honestly thought they weren't supposed to be there and that he was helping us out. But to us this was rather annoying as we had to take the cars apart to put them back together.
Now when things like this happen at home it don't matter so much as it is our stuff. Yes he gets told off for not looking after his things but we don't worry so much is something gets broken. But when things happen outside the house, this is when it gets a little embarrassing and makes us a little bit angry.
This happened today and is what prompted this post. We were around my best friends and her little girl has a toy kitchen which she loves. The kids are always playing with it and most of the time in a well behaved manner. I went to pick Finley up from preschool and my friend kindly offered for Noah to stay there rather than strap him in the pushchair, kicking and screaming, back to the preschool. On my return I was met with Noah saying he had broken the kitchen and then to be told he had pulled off the tap. He had done this by standing on a stool and hanging onto the tap. I don't think the thought of breaking it even came into his head, I really think he was just being silly and curious. But my goodness this curiosity is bloody annoying! I felt terrible and couldn't apologise enough. On returning home I called the store in which the kitchen came from to see if I could get a replacement tap and thankfully I could, so we are off to pick that up at the weekend.
This isn't the first time he has broken one of his friends toys. We were round there a few weeks ago and for some reason he wanted to sit in the toy baby's cot. I told him no numerous times but this fell on deaf ears and before I knew it he was in there and he had snapped the side. Again as I felt today, I felt terrible. I know these things happen but they always happen when my 2 year old is around.
We have a couple of toy vehicles that are Postman Pat's van and Fireman Sam's fire engine. Every time these toys come out Noah will pull the doors off, 'Why?!' I keep asking myself but I honestly don't have an answer.
I am going to start calling his the destroyer as destruction seems to follow when Noah is around. Does anyone else has a toddler that seems to break everything? I would love to know so that I don't feel like I have hulk on my hands!
|The destroyer himself!