I have been pretty strict about what Little OL eats. She has never really had chocolate or sweets and even at her first birthday party when I had them in the party packs she was not given them. Wicked mommy I know.
She had her first cupcake a last weekend and a marshmallow a while back. Generally she only eats a bit and then wants fruit or raisins anyway.
On Tuesday night I decided to walk with her to the corner shop. She loves going for a walk and holding my hand and seeing all the dogs and birds and things in the street. I did not need anything but though I would buy her a Chomp. We walked there, I bought the chomp and we walked home. I let her carry the Chomp home, and it broke in two from being slightly manhandled. When we got home I gave her the smaller of the two pieces. I figured a little bit would not harm her – she is 21 months now.
OH MY GOOD GLORY!!!! That was at about 5:30pm. At 7 pm (standard bed time) I tried to get her to go to bed – it was going well, until she suddenly started bouncing – literally – on her bed. Saying “ump, ump mummy, ump, ump”. Translation – Jump, Jump! Normally she will moan a bit and then go down – or hand us her bottle say “ni, ni” wave and that is it. Not that night. She said Ni,ni. And then again and again. She would get up and run around her room, climb in her cupboard and laugh. If I went back in the room she would run and cuddle me and kiss. Mr OL came home and asked if she had had sugar or something? Uhhhh, oops. Yes. We eventually got her down at about 8:30!
At 1am she woke up again and repeated the above. She was laughing and wanting to play. She was kissing and cuddling and being generally very cute. But it was so not appreciated. 1 am is BED TIME. This carried on till after 4am. Yes, for 3 hours she was trying to bounce on her bed and on me. All she wanted to do was “ump, ump”. At 4 I sms’d my sister and told her I was not going to be able to meet her for a cycle and went and got a Little OL a bottle of milk. That worked (for a while) and she went to sleep. Waking again at 6:30 – with a very interesting hair style.
All I can say is that she is NEVER EVER having chocolate or sweets again – EVER! She only crashed at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon – 20hours after having the chocolate.
When I plan on going cycling at 4am I pack and prepare everything the night before. This day it did not get used!
Lord help me when she starts Day Care next year – at the moment I have total control