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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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What a girl wants

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Last week I wrote a post about what a Mum wants. so this week it is the turn of the girls.

I have blogged before about the differences between my two girls and this is never so prevalent as to what they want. In the space of 24 hours, I hear the words "I want" fairly frequently ..... despite my constant reminders to say "may I have" but the difference between the two never fails to make me chuckle.

At the dinner table

Tween : Mom, I want a drink please.

Toddler : Mommy, I want her drink.

Tween : Can I have what you are eating Mom?

Toddler : I want what is on everyone else's plate, except my own.

At bedtime.

Tween :  I want to watch a dvd, not read a book.

Toddler : I want you to read every single book on my book shelf, twice.

At the painting table

Tween : I want to create something reallly cool.

Toddler : I want to paint over everything, including my own legs, hands and occasionally some paper.

Children painting

In the playroom

Tween :  I really want to finish this jigsaw.

Toddler : I want to pinch all of the pieces of the jigsaw and hide them behind the curtains.

In the bath.

Tween : I want to lie in the bath and chill out listening to music on my iPod.

Toddler : I do not want to lie down, instead splash water everywhere while I show you my swimming skills.

In the car:

Tween : I want to watch my dvd.

Toddler : I don't want to watch her dvd. (Thank goodness for dual control)

Tween : I want to sit in the front.

Toddler : I want to get out.

When they are poorly

Tween : I want my Mom.

Toddler : I want MY Mom.

They might want different things at different times but they always want Mom in the end! 

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  1. LOVE that! So often they don't know what they actually DO want! Today my youngest wanted ham sandwiches, then on collection from pre-school apparently it had been JAM he'd wanted!? But yes - the one constant is MUM! Whoop! x

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  2. Ahhhh nothing beats mum!

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  3. Michelle

    Lol, that made me chuckle. There is only 3.5 years between my girls and JJ but like yours they want total opposites! Mich x

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  4. it is a constant battle! You've got to love them :-)

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  5. Oh goodness, yes! This is very VERY familiar - it doesn't change much as they get older frankly!

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  6. You could have made this post so much shorter: Kids always want to opposite of what you want them to do ;)

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  7. All so familiar! The joys of parenting huh!

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  8. Awww, that is so cute!

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  9. Hehe this made me smile. My daughter's 6 so she's kind of inbetween and depending on her mood could say any of these things!

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  10. I WANT words are often said in my house too! Great post!

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  11. This made me chuckle

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