How to Pick Your Fight Wisely with Your Toddler


How to Pick Your Fights Wisely with Your Toddler - Request Fail || Veronika's Little World by Tickled Pink Confetti || Parenting Adventures and Humour || Web Comic


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NOBODY LIKES TO PICK A FIGHT WITH A TODDLER...

...and if you have one in your house at the moment, you know why. They are the most bull-headed creatures ever gracing the Earth, and I'm not kidding here. Often no amount of reasoning is able to bend their one track minds. Take Miss E for example. At three years old (the terrible, terrible three, I tell you, not two), she is so set on the ritual of pouring her water from once cup to the other before rinsing her mouth after brushing her teeth that she practically exploded when I told her that we shouldn't do that before the (ever) late school run. Waitaminute. May be I should turn that into a comic strip as well and shove it under her nose when her toddler behaves the same way in the future *evil cackles*. 

On a lighter note, I also notice that she would actually still do what we want her to do even after she has said no vehemently. Funny, right? I tell you, toddlers all over the world, you guys really should sort out your priorities (despite that, no complaint here. Definitely prefer her doing my bid  than not doing it altogether). 

The title of this article sounds like a How-to article, but the truth is, I think we can all agree that toddlers are one of the biggest life's mystery. We never know what's going on in their mind. Having said that, you can actually pick your fight, though. Assess your situation. Are they/you:

  1. late going somewhere?
  2. in a danger or might be in danger?
  3. Is their choice potentially ruining their personality?

And if you say no to all of them, by all means, indulge yourself, save yourself from a big tantrum and let them do what they want. Because, believe me, your answer will mostly be yes to any of the question. And it's always good to remember: what doesn't kill them only makes them stronger. Also, hugs work (most of the time).

Anyway, it's been 2 WHOLE MONTHS *gasp!!!*ever since I truly publish anything. I'm so so sorry for making you guys wait that long. A lot of things happened (mostly mummy and wife duty), and by the time it was 10 pm I found it hard to find the will to draw. Lame excuse :P. But art-wise, I'm quite proud of this comic strip. This is probably one of the hardest I drew at 7 panels, especially because it involved quite a lot of perspective drawing. But love the green chair and the blocks. Took me a solid 3-hour work to study the chair drawing itself at the beginning. All in all, it's a great learning process.

As for the story itself, I found that at times I may want to brag about my little girl a little too much to close friends and relative. So I should have seen this coming. But what mum doesn't find herself bragging about their children, albeit very privately and off Facebook? I'm definitely guilty of bragging, although I try to keep it at a minimum, and certainly not to strangers or people I've just known. 


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A Surprising Perspective


A Surprising Perspective || Bruised Ego || Veronika's Little World | Web comic | Parenting, Motherhood, Slice of Life


A Surprising Perspective

Just a day in my life... nothing too heavy, but I was surprised by how honest she could be! She usually tends to be more sympathetic whenever I unwittingly complained about something, but that day she plainly told me something I least expected her to say. Although in theory I know children were born with their own personality and preference, I was still taken aback when I was presented with the real-life taste of what her beauty standard could be! Growing up, my mom and I have always had different aesthetic standards, so I should have expected this from my own daughter, but this still feels new. When she was a toddler, we did have fights about her clothing preference, but as she grew she left her toddler fashion sense behind and closely followed what fashion I chose today. But I guess not when it came to make ups. Watching this little girl grow into a fine young lady is a pleasure, indeed, and I can't wait for other surprises she springs up. 

I love raising daughters!


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