For her 3rd birthday, Popples got a baby bath and a doll that does a wee. It was a present from her nana and granddad and was a big hit because it has a shower attachment that really works with a pump action tap. The little ones both love it. Yesterday Oliver decided there was not enough water in it so carried it to the kitchen sink in order to fill it up. I let him put a bit more water in it, then told him it was enough and left him using the shower to squirt his face and his hair. Leon and I were just in the next room gluing some skirting boards on- we don’t trust him enough to go very far when he is messing. Heard the tap go on, so Leon went back and turned the taps off- he has a stronger grip than me so neither me nor Oliver had any chance of turning them back on. That was him safe so we went back to the diy.
If I can make a suggestion to anyone planning on doing a quick job sticking bits of wood to walls don’t bother and go straight to screws. It doesn’t dry quickly it is absolute bobbins. We gave up and went to get more tools. Leon checked on Oliver, and shouted me. Our son had decided to get around the problem of not being allowed any more fluid for the bath by unscrewing a 2 litre bottle of Vimto cordial and pouring it into the baby bath. He now had a delicious drinking fountain. Leon saw the problem solving immediately, he’d been denied what he wanted so what could he use to achieve his aim, found it and used it and was happy with his accomplishment. Popples was not so happy with a sticky dolls bath and I’m not quite as pleased as Leon about the situation.
Then the cheeky bugger asked for a drink and when I served him apple and blackcurrant as that was all that was left, acted like I was trying to make him drink poison. Fortunately Vimto was still on for 2 pounds for a big bottle so daddy came in and saved the day!